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

To submit a story for possible inclusion in GLAAD Link, click here.

Sign up for GLAAD Link emails

Tags: 

Related Stories

 

As a Major League Baseball umpire for the past 29 seasons, Dale Scott has worked three World Series, three All-Star Games, two no-hitters and numerous playoff games. He is also the first out active male official in the MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL, and the first Major League Baseball umpire to publicly say he is gay while active.