GLAAD Link - December 2, 2013

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

InterTech announces LGBT events app Owt as winner of gay hackaton - PinkNews

Younger people with HIV may face more stress, isolation: study - The Huffington Post

World's most senior psychiatrist comes out and says professional should apologize to gay people - PinkNews

Salvation Army issues apology for including "ex-gay" links on website - Queerty

Hate crimes down across US but not for gay people - Gay Star News

Church of England proposes marriage blessings for LGBT couples - Gay Star News

Greek government backs down on civil unions - Gay Star News

Australian jurisdiction to allow genders of choice without surgery on birth certificates - Gay Star News

Senior college academic suspended after comparing "gayism" to Nazism, principal goes on "leave" - Gay Star News

Russia says Italy can continue adopting children because it does not allow equal marriage - PinkNews

Obama acknowledges LGBT community in Thanksgiving Day proclamation - Gay Star News

Nike launches political action committee to push for equal marriage - PinkNews

Presidential proclamation - World AIDS Day 2013 - LGBT Weekly

Indian trans asylum seeker fears deportation could lead to "torture" - PinkNews

Methodist church begins consultation into equal marriage - PinkNews

"Preferred" pronouns gain traction at US colleges - The Huffington Post

Man gets 22 years for brutal "corrective rape" of South African lesbian - Towleroad

VIDEO: 13-year-old's awesome Bar Mitzvah speech promotes nationwide marriage equality - Towleroad

Croatia bans marriage equality - Queerty

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Oregon: Lesbian lawyer wins federal healthcare discrimination case - PinkNews

Gay couple given lowest possible fine for trespassing at Kentucky clerk's office - Gay Star News

Oregon Family Council compares gay people to neo-Nazis - Towleroad

PHOTOS: Gap "Make Love" ad defaced with anti-gay graffiti in Chicago - The Huffington Post

Anti-smoking campaign in LA targets LGBs - Washington Blade

VIDEO: First gay couple marries in Illinois - Towleroad

Gay Yale professor mysteriously dies in police custody - Queerty

Website launched to share stories of Christians who are LGBT - PinkNews

Tea Party leader claims Florida is being overtaken by "gay thugs" - Queerty

Archbishop of New York says Catholic Church has been "outmarketed" on equal marriage - PinkNews

Michigan couple challenging marriage equality ban file motion for two-part trial - Towleroad

Texas National Guard backs down and will now process benefits for LGBT families - Gay Star News

California anti-trans referendum may not qualify for ballot - Gay Star News

Gay bashed teen kicked out of New Mexico mall for "fighting" - Gay Star News

Hawaii makes history with first marriage for a gay couple - Gay Star News

COMMENTARY

How Western foreign policy is hurting LGBT Africans - The Huffington Post

Op-ed: Am I making myself perfectly "queer"? - Advocate

Comment: The fight for LGBT equality is far from over, in fact it has only just begun - PinkNews

We have a lot to be thankful for: Reflections by LGBT friends, community leaders, and allies - The Huffington Post

Black Friday alternatives: Gifts for LGBT families from LGBT-friendly companies - Advocate

When the boys' room isn't safe for a boy - Queerty

On this World AIDS Day, I celebrate black gay men - The Huffington Post

ENTERTAINMENT

Ann Coulter defends Alec Baldwin in op-ed: he was "not engaging in 'homophobia'" - Queerty

50 reasons we're thankful to be gay ladies in 2013 - After Ellen

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis made UN LGBT equality champions - Gay Star News

VIDEO: Joan Rivers unloads litany of racial and homophobic slurs in defense of Alec Baldwin - Towleroad

Alec Baldwin blames "fundamentalist" gays for killing his show - Advocate

British band The xx issue statement condeming use of their music in anti-equality marriage advert - PinkNews

Could "Pier Kids: The Life" be the next "Paris is Burning"? - BuzzFeed

Richard Simmons recalls being bullied severely in high school - The Huffington Post

WATCH: Elizabeth Taylor's fight to raise AIDS awareness changed history - Queerty

And the films played on: 16 Essential movies about AIDS - Queerty

VIDEO: CHiPs star Erik Estrada stars in new film from anti-gay group Liberty Counsel - Towleroad

Kinky Boots performers respond to their Macy's Thanksgiving Parade critics - Gay Star News

SPORTS

Russian gay advocates urge Olympic president to launch "investigaiton" into anti-gay laws - PinkNews

Olympics: Advocates deliver long list of unanswered questions - Advocate

Magic Johnson on what has changed in HIV/AIDS over the last 20 years - The Huffington Post

Introducing Trans* Athlete - TransGriot

Advocates, Athletes launch clothing line to challenge Russian anti-LGBT laws ahead of Sochi games - BuzzFeed

How the internet reacted to Tom Daley's coming out video - BuzzFeed

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