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GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, December 11, 2013

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

India, world's largest democracy, bans sex between gay people - Queerty

The Salvation Army's history of anti-LGBT discrimination - The Huffington Post

Wells Fargo unveils LGBT-themed mural - Washington Blade

Northern Ireland lifts ban on allowing gay couples to adopt - PinkNews

TIME chooses Pope Francis as Person of the Year - Towleroad

Panel wants more research on gay men's blood donation ban - Washington Blade

London: Law firm challenges visa refusal for civil partner of British national - PinkNews

Episcopalians urge vote on ENDA - The Huffington Post

Outdated laws preserve HIV stigma - The Huffington Post

EU Commissioner: "Russia's anti-gay laws mean I will certainly not go to the Winter Olympics" - PinkNews

Facebook analysis of viral campaign maps geographic breakdown of marriage equality stances - Towleroad

Inspiring new UN video reveals seismic shifts in global LGBT equality debate - The Huffington Post

LGBT married couples can use TurboTax to take back what the DOMA stole - Queerty

When bar is exceptionally low, lots of companies are gay-friendly, reports corporate equality index - Autostraddle

For LGBT donors, Russia is the new marriage - BuzzFeed

Australian senators cross political divide to form group to work for marriage equality - Gay Star News

National Defense Authorization Act bill worries some - The Rainbow Times

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder condemns GOP official's anti-gay remarks - The Huffington Post

Shreveport becomes second city in Louisiana to pass LGBT non-discrimination ordinance - Towleroad

Christine Quinn speaks out against anti-gay marriage, anti-abortion NYC City Council President candidate - Towleroad

Homeless Youth Alliance, San Francisco youth homeless shelter, needs your help - The Huffington Post

Washington Times wishes "militant homosexual activists" would stop working for equality - The Huffington Post

Jack Phillips, Masterpiece Cakeshop owner, says he'd rather go to jail than make wedding cake for gay couple - The Huffington Post

Oregonians will vote on marriage equality in 2014 - Towelroad

Gay man allegedly assaulted by Hasidic gang in New York - Advocate

Marriage equality good for New Mexico kids, experts say - Advocate

COMMENTARY

Why I never want to be just like straight people (and why you shouldn't either) - The Huffington Post

In 76 countries across the world, he could be arrested for committing no crime - Upworthy

When minority communities intersect - Washington Blade

Why conservatives should learn to love marriage equality - The Huffington Post

Why Honduran election fraud is an LGBT issue - The Huffington Post

"ELLE" takes on late-in-life lesbianism - After Ellen

ENTERTAINMENT

Meet the lesbian who won a comedy cage match - Advocate

Fox's Hasselbeck: Is LGBT equality the "death of free enterprise" in America? - Equality Matters

PHOTOS: Cyndi Lauper and friends work bring LGBT homeless youth home for the holidays - Advocate

George Takei documentary to premiere at Sundance - Advocate

Television may be embracing gay characters, but where is the LGBT intimacy? - BuzzFeed

SPORTS

BREAKING: Russia to create "protest zone" - The Rainbow Times

Gay athletes Jason Collins, Martina Navratilova urge Olympic support at the UN - The Huffington Post

 

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