GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, April 21, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Janet Mock covers ELIXHER's "Body Issue" - Elixher

Turkey's plan to segregate LGBT prisoners is bad, but so is the USA's - Autostraddle

Zimbabwe president threatens to expel pro-LGBT diplomats - Washington Blade

Two men to face trial for homosexuality in Uganda next month - Gay Star News

Midwest Flyers Magazine defends, quietly removes use of "F***" in safety article - Towleroad

UK: Nursery worker, fired for refusing to read "gay stories" to children, sues for religious discrimination - PinkNews

Indian paramilitary force accepts first transgender cadets - Gay Star News

New poll finds Spanish people disapprove of gays people the last - Gay Star News

Philippine police backs special desk for crimes against LGBT people - Gay Asia News

Bangladesh "surreptitiously" holds its first gay Pride rally - Gay Asia News

LOCAL/REGIONAL

South and North Carolina LGBT equality groups join up in marriage equality effort - PinkNews

Key evidence recovered in double murder of Houston lesbian couple - Elixher

Colorado faith leaders form coalition to back marriage equality - PinkNews

Woman, boyfriend sentenced for beating suspected gay son to death - The Advocate

VIDEO: Transgender police officer running for Oklahoma House Seat - Towleroad

VIDEO: Pledge says UCF fraternity rejected him after discovering he's gay - Towleroad

Boy Scouts of America tells church it can't host troop for keeping gay scout leader - PinkNews

Utah marriage equality appeal could be thrown out on technicality - PinkNews

COMMENTARY

A tale of three bishops - The Huffington Post

The LGB/T divide from a cisgender, white gay male of privilege - The Huffington Post

LGBT kids need to know they're not alone online - The Huffington Post

What it was like to be gay in my secondary school in Nigeria - The Huffington Post

VIDEO: Rachel Maddow looks at the weird, weird week in LGBT equality - Towleroad

What happens when your spouse comes out: 6 unrealistic expectations - The Huffington Post

Male soldier, female patriot - The Advocate

12 spring reading recommendations for the gay book nerd in you - Queerty

More than words: 11 "LGBT" questions from 70 years of Gallup polls - Autostraddle

Being gay is a religious right - The Huffington Post

ENTERTAINMENT

Puerto Rican trans doc "Mala Mala" premieres to standing ovation at TriBeCa Film Fest - Queerty

Laverne Cox moves to top spot in Time 100 Poll - Towleroad

Wilson Cruz passes gay TV teen torch to Faking It cast - The Advocate

Playbill will go rainbow for Pride - The Advocate

"Parenthood" finally gets a lesbian - AfterEllen

WATCH: PBS showcases LGBT aspects of Cosplay - The Advocate

B. Scott to appeal ruling finding BET didn't discriminate - The Advocate

First full trailer for HBO's The Normal Heart depicts early days of AIDS crisis - Gay Star News

James Franco calls gay NYT theater critic a "little bitch" - The Advocate

9 new gay movies on Netflix streaming - The Huffington Post

Duck Dynasty concert dropped due to low sales - Gay Star News

Alec Baldwin to premiere Barney Frank documentary at Tribeca Film Festival - Gay Star News

SPORTS

US heavyweight champion goes on homophobic online tirade, then claims it was a hacker - Gay Star News

VIDEO: Man kicked off basketball team because he is HIV-positive - Towleroad

Gay basketball Derrick Gordon: I cried most nights before I came out - PinkNews

Artist creates Tom Daley portrait out of homophobic tweets - PinkNews

Months before World Cup, Brazil stores sell t-shirts calling soccer players "f*****s" - Gay Star News

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