GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, April 25, 2014

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Turkey: Teenagers arrested over murder of transgender woman - PinkNews

Asian sexual health groups are alarmed about Brunei making homosexuality a death penalty offense - Gay Star News

Russian vigilantes and police disrupt showing of LGBT documentary - Towleroad

AT&T first in DiversityInc's top 10 companies for LGBT employees - LGBT Weekly

Fox News calls Chelsea Manning a "gender-bender" - The Advocate

New VAWA guidance asserts limited LGBT workplace equality - Washington Blade

Gay wedding warms up NYC club for Big Gay Il(legal) Party - The Advocate

WATCH: Author defends controversial marriage equality book - The Advocate

Gay Japanese photographer hopes to counter discrimination with award-winning work - Gay Asia News


Mississippi business owners protest state's anti-gay law - The Huffington Post

Pennsylvania lawmaker to introduce package of sweeping transgender equality bills - BuzzFeed

Pastor stands by embattled Scout leader - The Advocate

Gay Oregon judge plays "devil's advocate" in marriage case - The Advocate

VIDEO: Amazing 80-year-old grandpa gets equal sign tattoo to support gay grandson - Towleroad

NOM "very pleased" judge will hear its request to defend equal marriage ban - PinkNews

Gay Navy veteran told she cannot be buried alongside her spouse - BuzzFeed

Texas state judge rules that lesbian couple can proceed with divorce and custody battle - Gay Star News

23 students file federal complaints against Columbia University for mishandling sexual assault - BuzzFeed

MA Governor Deval Patrick signs beefed-up anti-bullying bill - Gay Star News


Living in remarkable times - the heroes lost to AIDS can be seen, if you squint - OUT

Lesbian Nigerian immigrant on struggle to come out - Washington Blade

Book review: God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships - The Huffington Post

Time for trans college students to run for SGA seats - TransGriot

Being gay in the workplace about more than ENDA - The Huffington Post

A heartfelt message from LGBT elders to the LGBT youth of today - Upworthy


Hollyoaks reveals new transgender storyline - Gay Star News

Elton John creates new HIV fund in memory of dance legend Frankie Knuckles - PinkNews

This "Game of Thrones" actress wishes for worldwide marriage equality - Queerty

AUDIO: EastSiders creators talk TV series' second season and LGBT equality - The Huffington Post

Kacey Musgraves would have been killed for embracing gay people in "Follow Your Arrow," pundit claims - The Huffington Post

Precious star Gabourey Sidibe: I've always wanted to play a gay character - PinkNews


UFC champ fires employee he claims posted anti-gay slurs with his account - PinkNews

VIDEO: Gay Nets player Jason Collins appointed to the president's council on fitness, sports, and nutrition - Towleroad

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