GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, August 6, 2014

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Federal court hearing arguments in gay marriage fights from 4 states in single session – Associated Press

Summary of Gay Marriage Cases Before Appeals Court – Associated Press

Ugandan Lawmakers in Campaign to Revive Gay Law – Associated Press

Virginia, Utah attorneys general take gay marriage fight to the Supreme Court – The Washington Post

Target Openly Supports Gay Marriage in Legal Brief – TIME

Survey Shows Gay and Bisexual Teens Have Heightened Pregnancy Risks – Jezebel

Bisexual College Student Shot Dead in Front of His Home – The Advocate


South Dakota high school coach publicly announces he's gay – Associated Press

Florida must recognize gay widower’s Delaware marriage, Palm Beach judge rules – The Miami Herald

Phoenix transgender activist appeals prostitution-related conviction – The Republic

Openly Lesbian Council Member Heckled, Called 'Filth' – The Huffington Post

Neb. Refuses to Issue Driver's License With Lesbian's Married Name – The Advocate

Gay marriage advocates gather at church service ahead of federal appeals court oral arguments – MLive


Why My First Gay Games Is a Homecoming – The Huffington Post

An Open Letter to Robert Gates: The Boy Scouts Need to Accept Gay Adults – TIME


Jim Parsons: TV’s Highest Paid Openly Gay Actor – OUT Magazine

The New TV Show About Gay Boy Scouts – Gizmodo

What One Magazine Means for Gay Life in Turkey – Mashable


Cleveland Gay Games 2014: An entertainment guide to parties, drag shows, music and gay soirees – The Cleveland Plain Dealer

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