GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, August 11, 2014

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Where 'Gay American' Jim McGreevey Is, 10 Years On – Associated Press

A Maple Syrup Mecca for Iran’s Gays – The Daily Beast

Uganda's Gay Community Celebrates Pride After Anti-LGBT Law Invalidated – Associated Press

British Father Charged for Facebook Rant About Shooting Gay People – The Advocate

US: Navy christens ship after ‘first lesbian astronaut’ Sally Ride – Pink News UK


Challenge to gay marriage ban in Mo. heads to court – KMBC

Questions, answers on gay marriage's future in Florida – The Orlando Sentinel

Florida Wants U.S. Supreme Court To Decide Gay Marriage – Associated Press

Virginia Asks for Review of Gay Marriage Ruling – Associated Press

Pastor sticks to word after denying funeral for gay man – WTSP

Tenn.'s 'Don't Say Gay' Lawmaker Loses Primary – The Advocate

Pennsylvania bridal shop turns away lesbian couple to avoid breaking ‘God’s law’ – The New York Daily News

Schools dispute Assembly candidate's transgender-law argument – The Orange County Register


A Gay American Artist in Kaiser’s Berlin – The Daily Beast

When a Mormon Teenager Takes a Transgender Journey – The New York Times


George Takei Helps Fund Gay Boy Scout Web Series on Indiegogo – The Wrap


Obama opens Gay Games with surprise video message – Associated Press

Olympians, international guests in town for Gay Games – WKYC

Olympic speed skater Blake Skjellerup competes in and advocates for Gay Games – The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Rams' Michael Sam becomes first openly gay player in NFL game – The Los Angeles Times

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