GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, December 19, 2013

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Time Out London to lose LGBT-specific section in restructure - PinkNews

Indian government will appeal Section 377 decision rather than repeal it - Gay Star News

Putin: Russia's top priority is "equality" at Olympics - Gay Star News

Safari park surprised to find penguin couple are actually lesbians - PinkNews

PolitiFact debunks the biggest conservative lie about ENDA - Equality Matters

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: "Intolerance is in the Republican party's DNA" - The Huffington Post

Why some LGBT youths in Jamaica are forced to call a sewer home - BuzzFeed

Victory for trans community as Netherlands bans forced sterilization - Gay Star News

Airline apologizes for confirmation code that read "H8GAYS" - PinkNews

London Russian Embassy refuses Elton John and Graham Norton dolls as gift for Putin - PinkNews

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Religious community protests Marco Rubio for blocking gay black judge - The Huffington Post

Religious groups challenge California transgender law over privacy - NPR

Ohio equal marriage ban challenge case to go to court - PinkNews

Pennsylvania Governor comes out for LGBT employment protections - Advocate

California Athletic Commission considers licensing trans athletes - Advocate

Texas judge blocks partner benefits for gay couples - Washington Blade

Gay couple to wed atop 2014 Rose Parade float - Advocate

Governor who compared marriage equality to incest supports bill making it illegal to discriminate against LGBT people - Gay Star News

Texas Republican who wants to execute gay people is hoping to win gay vote - Gay Star News

LGBT affordable housing in Philadelphia certified to accept residence - The Rainbow Times

COMMENTARY

5 reasons being an Orthodox Rabbi compelled me to support marriage equality - The Huffington Post

No, Pope Francis is not the LGBT person of the year - The Huffington Post

ENTERTAINMENT

"Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson suspended over anti-gay remarks - The Huffington Post

12 celebrities whose homophobia we really didn't have time for in 2013 - BuzzFeed

Fox News reporter defends "Duck Dynasty" star's anti-gay comments - LGBT Weekly

SPORTS

For the love of watersports: 11 openly gay swimmers and divers - Queerty

Carney won't say if Olympics delegation a signal on support for LGBT equality - Washington Blade

UK Equalities Minister due to attend Sochi Winter Olympics - PinkNews

Devon Wills becomes first woman to sign with Major League Lacrosse - After Ellen

Billie Jean King calls Tom Daley "very brave," thinks it's "amazing" no male tennis players have come out - Gay Star News

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