GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, December 10, 2013

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

VIDEO: At Mandela memoria, Obama says world must stop persecuting people for "who they love" - Towleroad

Court approves divorce for a gay couple for the second time in Israeli history - Gay Star News

African LGBT advocates seek international support - Washington Blade

Sydney: Film accused of homophobia and transphobia wins at film festival - PinkNews

LGBT advocates mark World Human Rights Day - PinkNews

VIDEO: Facebook celebrates LGBT equality in key events of 2013 - PinkNews

Government announces date of first marriages for LGBT couples in England and Wales - PinkNews

Tawain to allow legal gender changes without transitioning - Gay Star News

Gay advocate denied permission to register NGO in Chinese province - Towleroad

How many gay men are there in America? - Towleroad

Proud Swedes move into Europe's first LGBT retirement home - LGBT Weekly

Chile's civil union campaign shows benefits for straight and gay couples - Gay Star News

UN's "Free and Equal" campaign video highlights LGBT equality around the world - The Huffington Post

Don't fall for the Salvation Army's PR spin! They're still super anti-gay - Queerty

VIDEO: The complicated Australian marriage situation explained - The Huffington Post

13 classic companies top HRC's new Corporate Equality Index - Advocate

DOMA plaintiff Edie Windsor makes TIME Person of the Year short list - Gay Star News

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Maryland advocates must unite to pass trans bill - Washington Blade

Georgia National Gaurd complies on spousal benefits for gay couples - Towleroad

New York Times study names Mississippi as state least tolerant of gay people - PinkNews

Cleveland trans advocate: "I have to bury two more women from my community" - BuzzFeed

Viet Rainbow, California LGBT group, barred from marching in Vietnamese New Year parade - The Huffington Post

COMMENTARY

What the hell mean trans women are "less valuable"? - TransGriot

I'm gay, LGBT, "whatever": The 53 most powerful coming outs of 2013 - Towleroad

The stranger who helped me discover I'm bisexual - Washington Blade

It was never about the cake - The Huffington Post

Why can't holy spaces be safe spaces? - The Huffington Post

Top ten LGBT stories of 2013: The countdown - The Rainbow Times

ENTERTAINMENT

WATCH: The best of LGBT chorus holiday music - Advocate

UK government warns Ian McKellen against travelling to Russia due to anti-gay laws - PinkNews

BBC disciplines Graham Norton for wearing AIDS awareness ribbon on chat show - PinkNews

"A Mississippi Love Story," Lauren Cioffi film, shows realities of LGBT Mississippi - The Huffington Post

Fox's Erickson: LGBT equality advocates are intolerant for seeking protection from discrimination - Equality Matters

Redbox DVD rental kiosks to offer film Bridegroom despite policy to not carry documentaries - Gay Star News

SPORTS

Athletes warned against protesting anti-gay laws in Sochi - Gay Star News

German president boycotts Sochi Olympics - Out

NBC has hired journalist to cover political side of Winter Olympics--including anti-gay laws - Gay Star News

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