GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, August 20, 2014

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UK police officers investigated for anti-gay or racist social media posts - PinkNews

Trans, non binary students protest biased new UK university admission rules - Gay Star News

Lambda Legal sues on behalf of AMPA for VA benefits for same-sex couples - The Rainbow Times

Six LGBT Ugandans reportedly stoned to death in rural town - Towleroad

Prague LGBT community supports Ukraine - The Huffington Post

Ugandan President signs law criminalizing HIV transmission - BuzzFeed

Russia sentences notorious anti-LGBT activist to prison, but not for anti-LGBT attacks - BuzzFeed

Smithsonian adds trans items to expanded LGBT history collection - TransGriot

Uganda lesbian, thrown out of house naked by mob, desperately seeks girlfriend she fears is dead - Gay Star News

Department of Labor announces protections for transgender employees of federal contractors - Towleroad

Voicing that inner scream: Visibility and AIDS in LGBT Africa - A&U Magazine


Don Lemon gets pushed around by police in Ferguson, Missouri - Towleroad

New Jersey school district accommodates trans teen after their initial awfulness - Autostraddle

Kentucky's Noah's Ark Christian theme park won't hire gay people despite seeking state subsidies - Gay Star News

Memorial to be held for hay advocate killed in San Francisco attack - PinkNews

Fayetteville, Arkansas City Council passes non-discrimination ordinance - Towleroad


When backing pro-gay GOPers is actually something nefarious - The Huffington Post

Op-ed: Dear Thought Catalog, I am not a "mentally ill gay" - The Advocate

16 of the best and worst coming out stories from anonymous sharing app "Whisper" - Queerty

Black health: Final thoughts on conference on LGBT Health Research - LGBT Health Link


Laverne Cox reads a letter from a trans woman currently in prison - BuzzFeed

Kristin Beck truly is "Lady Valor" an a transgender heroine - The Huffington Post

Popular TLC reality show star conflates trans women with "males with past child predator convictions" - The New Civil Rights Movement

We're about to see a lot more of Kate McKinnon - AfterEllen

Hate group Family Research Council exploits Robin Williams' suicide to promote "ex-gay therapy" - Towleroad


Minnesota Vikings agree to benefit LGBT causes to skirt homophobia lawsuit - Queerty

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