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

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Transphobic edits made to Wikipedia appear to have come from Capitol Hill - The Huffington Post

Chelsea Manning says she's only been given "lip service" on gender treatment - BuzzFeed

Google and YouTube to receive GLAAD Award in San Francisco - PinkNews

The former Miss Spain came out in a touching, "impulsive" Instagram post - BuzzFeed

Ecuador to officially recognize same-sex unions - Towleroad

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Federal judge rules Florida ban on marriage equality unconstitutional - BuzzFeed

4 most powerful quotes from Florida's latest marriage equality ruling - The Advocate

Two trans women shot in Detroit, local media misgenders and misrepresents them - Autostraddle

All-female college welcomes trans students - Gay Star News

Seattle man confesses to gay couple's murder as "vengeance" for Iraq, Syria - The Advocate

St Louis police officer suspended for anti-gay "sodomite" rant - PinkNews

Minnesota hunting club will pay for gay couple's wedding after refusing them a venue - Gay Star News

California legislates over birth certificate confusion for same-sex couples - Gay Star News

COMMENTARY

Six Black queer & trans women fashion designers you should know - Elixher

10 things you should know about "Breaking Barriers" NLGJA 2014 - The Huffington Post

This former ex-gay minister explains why he became an LGBT advocate, and how - BuzzFeed

An alternative school reading list: here is every YA novel with lesbians - AfterEllen

Being a trans ally: Where to begin - The Huffington Post

Op-ed: How one formerly ableist lesbian mother opened her eyes - The Advocate

ENTERTAINMENT

Tyler Oakley, Hannah Hart to present Google with GLAAD Award - The Advocate

Here comes the first transgender sitcom - The Huffington Post

Sam Smith facing backlash over his dismissal of Grindr, Tinder - Towleroad

14 of the queerest moments in MTV VMA history - The Huffington Post

Gay CNN anchor: My work is better since coming out - The Advocate

Sam Smith delivers one of the best VMA performances of the night with soulful "Stay With Me" - Towleroad

Couple Angel Haze and Ireland Baldwin rock VMAs red carpet - Gay Star News

SPORTS

Brittney Griner named defensive player of the year by WNBA - PinkNews

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