GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, April 24, 2014

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Russian gay teen film premiere fails to get shut down by police - Gay Star News

Transgender health disparities studied - Washington Blade

Half of High Church to quit Church of Scotland over plan to introduce gay ministers - PinkNews

Majority of UKIP and Tory voters support equal marriage - PinkNews

Singapore attorney general pressures gay man into withdrawing discrimination plea - Gay Asia News

Harvey Milk gets a forever stamp - The Advocate

Gay kiss photographic exhibition canceled after Vatican threat will be shown in NYC - PinkNews

UK government: "Schools should not promote any sexual orientation" - PinkNews

Petition for lesbian asylum seeker to stay in UK reaches 165,000 signatures - PinkNews

Focus on the Family planning 40 day fast to save "traditional marriage" - Towleroad

Pew looks at global views on the morality of homosexuality - Towleroad

Ugandan health workers could become front-line enforcers of Anti-Homosexuality Act - BuzzFeed

Uganda police: HIV/AIDS group ran "homosexual recruitment project" - Washington Blade

58 mostly gay conservatives sign statement denouncing "intolerance" or Brendan Eich critics - Towleroad

Sri Lanka categorically rules out marriage between LGB couples - Gay Asia News

Indonesian Qur'an school for transgender women reopens - Gay Asia News


Despite advances, poverty persists for Baltimore's LGBT residents - Washington Blade

Idaho won't let 74-year-old lesbian Navy veteran be buried with her wife - Gay Star News

Student kicked out of her prom for wearing pants - Feministing

Missouri Republicans attempt to oust Democratic Governor who allowed gay couples' joint tax returns - PinkNews

Prop 8 judge Vaugn Walker had one undergone ex-gay conversion therapy and as pronounced cured - Gay Star News

Five arrested in December assault on gay Brooklynite - The Advocate

Xavier University LA is majoring in transphobia - TransGriot

US federal court hears challenge to Oregon's marriage equality ban - Gay Star News

Brooklyn bar owner sues to convert business into gay, lesbian watering hole - LGBT Weekly

ACLU says challenge to Pennsylvania marriage ban should proceed without trial - Towleroad


Another day, another offensive transphobic drag queen stunt - TransGriot

One book to change them all - The Advocate

Norman Spack delivers TED talk on transgender teens - The Huffington Post

A statement on my legal name change by Chelsea Manning - The Huffington Post

Amazon Smile supporting anti-LGBT causes is nothing to smile about - The Huffington Post

Black youth must unify, get educate don HIV/AIDS - Washington Blade

From policy to practice: How 8 companies are changing the game on LGBT diversity and inclusion - The Huffington Post

VIDEO: Bisexuals exist...really - The Huffington Post

Op-ed: Standing on the shoulders of giants by Chad Griffin - The Advocate


Madonna upsets fans after using "gay" to describe kale, Putin - Gay Star News

Angel Haze slams homophobia in hip-hop, discusses sexuality - The Huffington Post

Orange is the New Black teases us with a S2 sneak peak - AfterEllen

Gay Gamer documentary is now streaming online - Queerty

Iggy Azalea opens up about her sexuality - The Huffington Post

Alleged anti-gay slur looms over Chris Brown trial - Washington Blade

Jodie Foster and Alexandra Hedison got married, possibly on the moon - Autostraddle

TV legend Betty White says she doesn't understand homophobes - Gay Star News


Jason Collins scores a TIME "100 Most Influential People" cover - Towleroad

Kassim Ouma, professional boxing veteran, arrested for allegedly punching gay man who made advances - The Huffington Post

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