GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, August 28, 2014

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Lebanese police use WhatsApp to target gay men - Towleroad

India's top health minister creates hope among LGBT community - LGBT Weekly

Top Pentagon officials say it is "likely" trans soldiers will soon be allowed to serve openly - PinkNews

Gallup global poll finds 28% of people on Earth think their community is gay friendly - Gay Star News

Switzerland recognizes two gay men as legal fathers to a child - Gay Star News

This respected advice columnist just pushed a bisexual woman back in the closet - Mic


LA study finds 19% of foster youth identify as LGBT - Washington Blade

Transgender Faith and Action Conference starts Friday - TransGriot

Transgender candidate concedes in Oklahoma State House race after losing by 22 votes - BuzzFeed

WATCH: Men claim mailman won't deliver because they're gay - The Advocate

Florida Appeals Court hands marriage equality case to State Supreme Court - BuzzFeed

Manager sues claiming Little Caesars refused his not "opposite gender" husband healthcare - The New Civil Rights Movement


Women's equality includes trans women, too - The Huffington Post

Fox's Huckabee defends group linked to anti-gay human rights violations - Equality Matters

Op-ed: Let's not report on Michael Sam's showering habits - The Advocate

Am I an alcoholic? - Washington Blade


Laverne Cox graces the cover of ESSENCE Magazine - Elixher

Get ready to fall in love with Amazon's "Transparent" which finally has a trailer - The Huffington Post

Gay Christian couple to compete in new season of "Survivor: Blood vs. Water" - Towleroad

Ofcom will not investigate Doctor Who lesbian kiss following six complaints - PinkNews


Michael Sam survives first NFL-mandated roster cuts - Towleroad

ESPN apologizes for segment on Michael Sam's shower habits with teammates - Towleroad

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