GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, December 4, 2013

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NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Dick Cheney: I wish Mary Cheney hadn't attacked her sister for not supporting equal marriage - PinkNews

Trans Christians express disappointment over Church report and reiterate calls for inclusion - PinkNews

Mexican senator seeks to allow marriage equality nationally - Gay Star News

LGBT Coalition for Immigration Reform stands in solidarity with fast for families on National Day to Act, Fast, and Pray - National Center for Transgender Equality

HIV/AIDS fundraising among LGBT donors plummets as other causes rise - The Huffington Post

Croatian government to pursue civil unions for gay couples after people ban marriage equality - Towleroad

College-aged bisexual women in the US more likely to be suicidal, study reveals - Gay Star News

Obama pledges $100M to AIDS research, Bill Gates throws in an extra $200M for kicks - Queerty

Project hopes to publish censored Iranian poet's work about gay people's forbidden love - PinkNews

Kissing lesbian couple escorted out of Canada restaurant for being "promiscuous" - Gay Star News

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Mr. Transman 2013: 3rd annual FTM competition - The Huffington Post

PHOTOS: The unexpected X factor at your Grandma's LGBT bowling league - Advocate

Two women allege they were kicked out of restaurant for being lesbians - Queerty

Louisian National Gaurd latest to process benefits for LGBT couples - Washington Blade

Virginia bars married LGBT couples from filing taxes jointly - Advocate

"Night of 1000 Genders" celebrated gender non-conforming youth in NYC - The Huffington Post

After gender non-conforming teen set on fire for wearing a skirt, classmates dress in solidarity - Queerty

COMMENTARY

Op-ed: Straight teen girls can change the world - Advocate

Why lesbian identity matters - The Huffington Post

Gratitude for the Hetrick-Martin Institute - The Huffington Post

The anti-gay forces behind the right wing's "War on Christmas" meme - Queerty

These boots were made for talking: Continuing the Macy's Parade Kinky Boots discussion - The Huffington Post

ENTERTAINMENT

Bringing diversity to the digital realm - Advocate

Oops she did it again: 5 times Britney offended the gays - The Huffington Post

Dearth of Black LGBT characters in holiday films - Washington Blade

SPORTS

NFL players reach out to LGBT youth in "high five initiative" - Towleroad

Survey: 74% of Americans oppose Russia's anti-gay laws, but 59% against Olympic boycott - PinkNews

What Tom Daley's announcement means for gay youth - The Huffington Post

Johnny Weir calls LGBT protesters picketing his speaking event "idiots," apologizes - BuzzFeed

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