GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, December 6, 2013

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Nelson Mandela: Statesman of LGBT equality - The Huffington Post

US officials affirm support of LGBT rights in foreign policy at summit - Washington Blade

Boehner says "I do" to gay candidates, but house Democrats push back - BuzzFeed

UK: Campaigners to research bullying against LGBT teachers - PinkNews

Republican leaders debate whether it's okay to fund their own gay candidates - Queerty

WATCH: New "It Gets Better" campaign aimed at Russian LGBT youth - Advocate

LGBT Asian Americans lobby Congress for immigration reform - Washington Blade

Gay people deserve to die, says Salvation Army rep. - The Rainbow Times

Large railroad conference to offer health coverage to LGBT spouses - PinkNews

Right wing group's extreme anti-gay history revealed in new document - The Huffington Post

Uganda: "Kill the Gays" bill must be made law now - Gay Star News

Liverpool's gay quarter to benefit from new community interest company - PinkNews

LOCAL/REGIONAL

New York officials demand Olympic sponsors take action - Advocate

Federal judge with "hands full" to rule on challenge to Utah's marriage equality ban in early 2014 - Gay Star News

Boston organizations shine light on LGBT youth homelessness - The Rainbow Times

Morgan State fraternity on probation until 2015 after student rejected for being gay - LGBT Weekly

Chris Christie leaves New Jersey to fundraise for GOP homophobe - Towleroad

Rest in power: LGBT theorist Jose Esteban Munoz dies at 46 - Feministing

COMMENTARY

5 reasons why Nelson Mandela is an Epochal figure for LGBT equality - Queerty

When I get there before you: A commentary on LGBT and racial equality - The Huffington Post

How do we stop anti-LGBT bullying? - The Rainbow Times

I'm a woman who loves a woman, but don't call me a lesbian - The Huffington Post

Dear straight women, it's time to stand up for your gay sisters' rights - After Ellen

Rape and predation talk about trans youth - LGBT Weekly

Inspiring words from the influential women who came out in 2013 - BuzzFeed

Op-ed: Love starts with acceptance - Advocate

Kenneth Cole on HIV/AIDS and The Battle of amfAR - Instinct Magazine

ENTERTAINMENT

From Ellen to Ricky Martin, LGBT celebs pay tribute to Nelson Mandela on Twitter - Gay Star News

Lesbian playwright, performer activist on how to speak out against racism - The Rainbow Times

Boston Gay Men's Chorus' "Haul Out the Holly" - The Rainbow Times

All in the family for LGBT Latin@s: New documentary premieres at Fenway Health - The Rainbow Times

Elton John to address Russian anti-gay laws in Moscow concert Friday - PinkNews

SPORTS

Seeing red: Johnny Weir's most questionable comments about Russia - Queerty

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