GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, August 8, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Transgender Rights on the Border – MSNBC

Gay Activist Confronts Nigeria's President on Homophobic Law – The Advocate

Anti-gay letter prompts human rights complaint against Newfoundland Herald – CBC

Anti-Gay Crusader Goes Undercover At Vancouver Pride Parade, Hands Out Fake Condoms – The Huffington Post

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Mark Herring, Virginia Attorney General, to ask Supreme Court to review gay marriage ban – Associated Press

AG: No Recusals Needed In Gay Marriage Case – Arkansas News Bureau

Charlie Crist: Rick Scott and Pam Bondi should not defend Florida’s gay marriage ban – The Miami Herald

Utah Gay Couples Ask Supreme Court to Hear Appeal – Associated Press

Bronx Assault on Transgender Woman Being Investigated as Hate Crime – WABC

Plans for a national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender veterans memorial move forward – FOX 5

COMMENTARY

Op-ed: Why Antigone Rising & the Head of GLAAD Won't Be at Michfest – The Advocate

The 6th Circuit Looks Poised to Uphold Gay Marriage Bans—for “Democracy” – Slate

Some thoughts on the Sixth Circuit marriage cases – The Washington Post

ENTERTAINMENT

Mississippi Is Hell For These Lesbians – The Daily Beast

A Bi Bank Robber, His Trans Wife, and a Documentary to Love – The Advocate

SPORTS

Gay Games 9 to Begin Saturday in Ohio – Associated Press

United Church of Christ sponsoring Gay Games in Cleveland – OutSports

Olympic diver Greg Louganis champions Gay Games as supportive environment – The Plain Dealer

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