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GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, February 13, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Gay US ambassador meets with Dominican LGBT advocates - Washington Blade

Russia ban on foreign gay couples adopting comes into force - Gay Star News

Boy Scouts of America: Fall in membership cannot be blamed on allowing gay scouts - PinkNews

VIDEO: ABC News takes a look at the horrific situation for gays in Russia - Towleroad

Trans comic Avery Edison flying home to UK Thursday - The Advocate

Watch anti-gay, pro-Putin Americans demonstrate on the streets of Sochi as police look on - BuzzFeed

LSE launches Jewish LGBT History exhibition - PinkNews

Catholic Archbishop says homophobia is an insult to God - BuzzFeed

Perez says ENDA executive order under consideration - Washington Blade

SPECIAL REPORT: Poverty in the LGBT community - Washington Blade

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Louisiana gay couples file lawsuit challenging state's ban on marriage equality - The Huffington Post

Mormons will join challenge to Utah's marriage equality ban repeal appeal - Gay Star News

Gay Republican is first to feature partner in political ad - PinkNews

VIDEO: Homophobic ex-navy Chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt running for office in Colorado - Towleroad

Kentucky's ban on recognition of marriage equality in other states struck down - Instinct

Joseph F. Vivalo, Jr. dies at 53 - Washington Blade

Judge hears arguments on lifting Texas ban on marriage equality; no ruling yet - The Advocate

Grown woman responds to child's birthday invitation: "I do not believe in your lifestyle" - Queerty

Idaho High Court affirms second-parent adoptions by LGBT partners - The Advocate

COMMENTARY

Op-ed: The queer politics of sobriety - The Advocate

Why we entered the ACLU's "My Big Gay (Il)legal Wedding" contest - The Huffington Post

Vintage Soviet propaganda gets an LGBT makeover - The Huffington Post

How to behave around your gay teammate in the locker room - The Huffington Post

How to be friends with your ex (if you can) - After Ellen

44 stock photos that hope to change the way we look at women - BuzzFeed

Gender identity is not what's on the outside - The Huffington Post

10 ways not to react to someone's coming out - The Huffington Post

Janet Mock talks about her "personal failure" with Piers Morgan - OUT

ENTERTAINMENT

Days of Our Lives exclusive: Will and Sonny finally say "yes" - The Advocate

WATCH: Anderson Cooper says being gay is a blessing, praises Michael Sam - The Advocate

"Transparent" TV pilot features trans mom, LBT women, additional delightful things - Autostraddle

MK Nobilette is American Idol's first openly gay contestant. Can I get a "finally"?! - Bustle

SPORTS

PHOTOS: Meet Greg DeStephen, University of Missouri's FIRST first openly gay athlete - Queerty

Newcastle United "proudly supports" Football v Homophobia campaign - PinkNews

Amazing straight sportscaster celebrates Michael Sam, blasts NFL homophobia - Queerty

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