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GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, February 12, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Russian embassy says anti-gay attacks are no more severe than the UK's "abuse" of ginger people - PinkNews

Adidas bans the word "gay" from customizable trainers - PinkNews

Trans comedian Avery Edison detained in Canada - The Advocate

Nicaraguan lesbians make visibility dreams come true with "Cuando Las Lesbianas Hablamos" - Autostraddle

Meet the first openly gay Eagle Scout - The Advocate

PHOTOS: Global Day of Protest against Uganda's "Jail the Gays" bill - The Advocate

LOCAL/REGIONAL

9 ways Mizzou stands with Michael Sam - BuzzFeed

Lawmakers endorse trans equality - Washington Blade

VIDEO: Los Angeles seventh grader makes poignant stop-motion movie in support of marriage equality - Towleroad

Texas bill aims to strike down ban on marriage equality - PinkNews

Kansas advances bill to allow religious business owners to refuse service to LGBT couples - PinkNews

COMMENTARY

Here are 9 ways you can help support LGBT equality in Russia during the Sochi Olympics - The Huffington Post

Let's focus on LGBT wellness - The Huffington Post

10 signs you might be a rubbish lesbian - After Ellen

The rise of the allies - The Huffington Post

Why we need more than ENDA - Washington Blade

Why it makes sense that Michael Sam came from Mizzou - The Huffington Post

ENTERTAINMENT

Idina Menzel to perform coming out anthem at Oscars - Gay Star News

Miley Cyrus: Opposing equal marriage is "incomprehensible" - PinkNews

Chicago Fire actress Monica Raymund tweets that she is "proud to be Bi" - Gay Star News

Ellen DeGeneres' daytime talk show achieves its all-time highest ratings - Gay Star News

WATCH: Director Lana Wachowski honored with Equality Illinois' Freedom Award - The Advocate

ABC news anchor Josh Elliot wondered if he was gay after his father came out to him - Gay Star News

SPORTS

First gay athlete wins medal at Sochi Olympics - Gay Star News

NFL prospect Michael Sam makes cover of Sports Illustrated for telling the world he's gay - Gay Star News

Michael Sam's father is really not happy that his son is gay - Queerty

Sam Wheeler, Kent State wrestler, suspended for anti-gay tweets about Michael Sam - The Huffington Post

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