GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, August 18, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Pro-gay Republican group to spend $2 million on midterm elections - PinkNews

Irish poll: 86% approve of gay and lesbian couples -  PinkNews

Russian gang leader who tortured gays on camera jailed for 5 years - Gay Star News

Four questions reveal horrifying situation for LGBTs in Kenyan refugee camps - The Advocate

A look at the invisible lives of gay Palestinians in Israel - Towleroad

Human rights groups attempt to stop Sultan of Brunei from buying New York hotels - PinkNews

Chinese airline faces lawsuit for refusing to let HIV positive passengers board - PinkNews

Smithsonian acquires LGBT history objects, holds event - LGBT Weekly

Latest poll shows seismic shift in American attitudes toward LGBT community? - LGBT Weekly

LOCAL/REGIONAL

13-year-old trans girl banned from school unless she dresses as a boy - PinkNews

Rick Perry indicted on two felony corruption counts - The New Civil Rights Movement

Houston Equal Rights Ordinance will not go on ballot--but won't go into effect yet either - The New Civil Rights Movement

Parishioners support ousted gay music director, but firing stands - The Advocate

Memorial to be held for murdered Baltimore trans woman - PinkNews

Tampa Tribune pulls "repugnant" anti-gay column - LGBT Weekly

Wedding venues can't discriminate against same-sex couples, New York state agency rules - Towleroad

COMMENTARY

 People who identify as bisexual share photos of themselves for #whatbilookslike - The Huffington Post

Musing about these Austin gender variant photos - TransGriot

Islan Nettles - one year later - TransGriot

The five loudest pro-LGBT voices on social media - Queerty

ENTERTAINMENT

Uzo Aduba wins Emmy for lesbian character of Crazy Eyes on Orange is the New Black - Gay Star News

Dumb things internet trolls said about lesbians on TV last night - AfterEllen

Bex-Taylor Klaus cast as "bi-curious" teen in MTV's "Scream" TV series - AfterEllen

Sherlock star Andrew Scott openly discussing his sexuality is truly inspirational - BuzzFeed

How the Orange is the New Black cast came to be - BuzzFeed

SPORTS

Fired NFL punter Chris Kluwe and Vikings reach settlement over discrimination - The New Civil Rights Movement

New MLB head is LGBT ally Rob Manfred - The Advocate

Brittney Griner proposes to girlfriend, Tulsa Schock's Glory Johnson - Elixher

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