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GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, December 12, 2013

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

In State of the Nation address, Putin defends anti-gay law - The Huffington Post

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's lesbian commissioner confirmed for 2nd term - Washington Blade

The Family Equality Council serves up resource to answer LGBT parents' questions - Advocate

Gay asylum seekers locked up in Papua New Guinea threatened with jail - Gay Star News

Australia high court strikes down marriage equality - Washington Blade

Russian LGBT advocate in UK removed from "fast-track" deportation after online outcry - Towleroad

European parliament finalizes seven year fund for LGBT projects and organizations - PinkNews

"Friendfactor Workplace Ally Challenge" to launch January 2014 with blue chip participation - LGBT Weekly

First marriage announcement from an LGBT couple at the Coast Gaurd Academy - BuzzFeed

Edie Windsor recognized on Time's Person of the Year short list - Autostraddle

Ignazio Marino, Mayor of Rome, talks marriage equality on HuffPost Live - The Huffington Post

PHOTOS: New social media campaign highlights LGBT refugees and the challenges they face - Towleroad

Advocates protest anti-gay ruling at Indian embassy - Washington Blade

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Federal judge sets hearing for Texas marriage equality case - The Huffington Post

Ashley Sinclair's alleged killer arrested - TransGriot

In Ohio, advocates see a long haul for marriage equality - BuzzFeed

VIDEO: Two men attacked in brutal anti-gay hate crime at Oregon Hot Springs - Towleroad

COMMENTARY

Four immigration advocates and undocumented LGBT women to watch out for - Autostraddle

Wow, a super simple set of steps to stop cyberbullying form happening to your kid - Upworthy

The backwardness of ENDA opposition - The Huffington Post

PHOTOS: 6 couples Australia's high court says aren't married anymore - Advocate

Human Rights Day - a day to do something - The Huffington Post

ENTERTAINMENT

"Orange is the New Black": Golden Globes snub? - The Huffington Post

WATCH: How does America react in the face of homophobia? - Queerty

Elton John explains why he went to Russia and spoke out for gay people, urges others to do the same - Towleroad

Indian ban on gay relationships condemned by Bollywood stars - PinkNews

WATCH: Straight German celebrities lock lips to promote LGBT acceptance - Queerty

The LGBT quotient at the SAG Awards - Advocate

Two and A Half Men's portrayal of a trans woman is (shocker!) not respectful - Autostraddle

SPORTS

Martina Navratilova: The Olympic Committee is "putting their head in the sand" on LGBT rights - PinkNews

What does it mean to be gay in athletics? - The Huffington Post

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