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GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, April 30, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Gays in Crimea now subject to Russia's homophobic law - Towleroad

Kenya might as well be Uganda for many LGBT refugees - BuzzFeed

South Africa: Minister of justice launches new program to help stop anti-gay violence - PinkNews

Lambda Literary Foundation honors four prominent LGBT writers - The Advocate

Education department: federal law protects transgender students from discrimination - BuzzFeed

Mormon leaders accidentally tell gay students they don't exist, then backtrack, then backtrack again - Queerty

LGBT organizations release intimate partner violence community action toolkits - National Center for Transgender Equality

United Methodist Church extends benefits to LGB spouses and partners - PinkNews

Israeli Justice Minister to promote inheritance law for LGB partners - GayAsiaNews

LOCAL/REGIONAL

North Carolina's new marriage equality lawsuit could turn "everything on its head" - The Huffington Post

Texas Christian group to rally in support of suspended minister who officiated at gay couple's wedding - PinkNews

Kentucky shop removes "no gays" window sticker, replaces it with anti-gay sign - PinkNews

Man receives $450k settlement from New York over "gay entrapment" arrest - PinkNews

Boy Scouts reject leadership application from gay scout outed on Facebook - PinkNews

Maryland lawmaker seeks referendum on trans equality bill - Washington Blade

Idaho's first out gay candidate says his conservative views are "stigmata" for some voters - BuzzFeed

COMMENTARY

Janet Mock turns the tables, asks interviewer Alicia Menendez what it's like to be cis - Autostraddle

Remembering the Admiral Duncan nail bomb attack 15 years on - PinkNews

Op-ed: My two dads - The Advocate

What about NBA's homophobe owner? - The Huffington Post

My dead gay brother helped me win the right to marry - Gay Star News

NYC Pride and LA Pride erase bisexuals - ELIXHER

For all the girls I loved before I knew I could - The Huffington Post

Your gaydar is broken: Gender expression does not dictate sexuality - The Huffington Post

ENTERTAINMENT

Les Miserables actor Eddie Redmayne set to play transgender woman in new film - PinkNews

Laverne Cox to executive produce documentary on trans youth for MTV and Logo this fall - BuzzFeed

Ellen DeGeneres joins boycott of Dorchester Collection hotel chain over Brunei's anti-gay penal code - The Huffington Post

Rush Limbaugh randomly attacks Don Lemon for being gay - The Huffington Post

When she was still closeted, Ellen Page admits: "I felt awkward around gay people" - Gay Star News

Ellen DeGeneres praises Good Morning America's Robin Roberts for joining her in being out - Gay Star News

SPORTS

Jaiyah Saelua, first out trans person to play in a world cup qualifier, featured in "Next Goal Wins" - The Huffington Post

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