GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, April 23, 2014

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Gay Muslim Indian man granted refugee status in Australia - Gay Star News

North Korea launches homophobic tirade against UN human rights official - Gay Star News

Uganda preacher who demanded anti-gay law may be charged under anti-gay law - Gay Star News

Archbishop of Wales: "Jesus had nothing to say about LGB relationships" - PinkNews

Russian bill to require fingerprinting of all HIV-infected people for national database - Towleroad

Gay couple arrested, harassed and fined by police for kissing in Mexico - Queerty

Brunei temporarily halts implementing law stoning gay people - LGBT Weekly

Beverly Hills Hotel the subject of boycott over ties to anti-gay Brunei - The Huffington Post

Poll shows strong Republican opposition to marriage equality - The Advocate

World Bank review team to recommend approving loan to Uganda despite Anti-Homosexuality Act - BuzzFeed


Oregon marriage equality ban case to be heard by federal judge - The Huffington Post

Laverne Cox, Jonathan Groff & Rea Carey are NYC Pride March Grand Marshalls - OUT

Louisiana anti-discrimination bill shelved for legislative session - PinkNews

Report reveals that marriage equality could bring $60 million to Virginia - PinkNews

Watch: Colorado vets come out for marriage equality - The Advocate

Investigators find blood in vehicle recovered in murder investigation of Texas lesbian couple - BuzzFeed

Fired lesbian police chief gets outpouring of support from tiny South Carolina town - The Huffington Post

Georgia's marriage equality ban challenged in federal lawsuit filed by three couples and a widow - Gay Star News

Trans filmmaker's suicide spurs bill for accurate trans death certificates - Towleroad

Only four states have unchallenged marriage equality bans - Towleroad


Op-ed: The high stakes of bad history - The Advocate

A necessary conversation - The Huffington Post

VIDEO: HuffPost Live discusses why LGB couples have happier marriages - The Huffington Post


VIDEO: Side by Side International LGBT Film Festival marks third year for Moscow hosts - LGBT Weekly


Iggy Azalea: Anti-gay attitudes come from ignorance and homophobes not being around gay people enough - PinkNews

"Hannibal" brings in a lesbian character - AfterEllen

Cast of MTV's "Faking It" shows support for equality - NOH8 Campaign

George Takei to be honored by GLAAD for his efforts in promoting equality - Gay Star News

WATCH: Trailer for Barney Frank doc premiering at Tribeca Film Fest - OUT

Angel Haze: "Some rappers are gay. Get over it." - OUT

Gaming in Color documentary focuses on LGBT gamers - The Advocate

AUDIO: Food Network Chopped star Ted Allen invites you to "Dine Out, Fight AIDS" - The Huffington Post

There isn't going to be a "Will & Grace" reunion - BuzzFeed

Mean Girls actor Daniel Franzese comes out - The Advocate


Wrestler "Stone Cold" Steve Austin says people should be able to marry whoever they love - Gay Star News

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