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GLAAD Link - your daily round up of LGBT news, April 2, 2014

 

Today's top LGBT news headlines. For more news updated throughout the day, visit www.glaad.org

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Germany: Exclusively lesbian burial site to be inaugurated in historic Berlin cemetery - PinkNews

Turkey: Four mayors who signed LGBT-friendly protocol elected in Istanbul and Mersin - PinkNews

Obama told military leaders they could take a hike if they didn't like DADT repeal - Queerty

Photographing a year in India's LGBT "Kothi" community - BuzzFeed

HIV-positive men may face higher heart disease risk - The Huffington Post

E-cigarettes: Friend or foe for the LGBT communities? - The Huffington Post

Meet the 8 House Dems who don't co-sponsor ENDA - Washington Blade

Tanzanian MP to submit bill outlawing "gay recruitment" - Towleroad

Peabody Award winners include "Scandal," "Orange is the New Black," "Key & Peele" and more - The Huffington Post

Ireland's first lesbian penguin couple set up nest in Dingle - PinkNews

Two men, 22 and 18, tortured for being gay in Uganda - Gay Star News

Judge issues split ruling in anti-gay group's unauthorized use of gay couple's photo - Towleroad

Harvey Milk stamp revealed? - Instinct

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Mississippi legislature approves "turn away the gays" bill - Washington Blade

Federal judge stays second Virginia marriage lawsuit - Washington Blade

University of Houston holds candlelight vigil for Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson - Elixher

Boy Scouts make up reason to ax gay scoutmaster - Queerty

Woman allegedly assaulted after taking part in one of Michigan's first marriages for a gay couple - The Huffington Post

Lesbian couple in Nebraska seeking divorce - The Advocate 

Charlotte trans college student harassed, detained for using the bathroom - TransGriot

COMMENTARY

Putting prisons on the LGBT agenda - The Huffington Post

Asking for more for young black gay men - The Huffington Post

Op-ed: The New York Times gay generalizations are sloppy - The Advocate

PHOTOS: The drag queens and covered bridges of New Hampshire - The Advocate

ENTERTAINMENT

WATCH: New trailer for TransMilitary documentary - The Advocate

Carmen Carrera and Monica Beverly Hillz address "Drag Race" transphobia allegations - The Huffington Post

VIDEO: Model Geena Rocero comes out as trans during "first trans TED Talk" - Towleroad

Russian group tries to ban lesbian film "Blue is the Warmest Colour" - Towleroad

SPORTS

Food server claims he was banned from working in basketball locker rooms for being gay - PinkNews

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