GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, February 20, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Chinese advocate suing Hunan provincial department over refusal to register LGBT equality group - Gay Star News

Mozambique's former president calls for LGBT equality in Africa - Gay Star News

Lord Tebbit: Would you feel safe flying with a trans Muslim airline pilot? - PinkNews

Kenya may be uniquely ripe for advances in LGBT equality - Towleroad

"Dear Abby" shuts down homophobic couple with gay neighbors - The Huffington Post

Chimamanda Adichie publishes op-ed speaking out against Nigeria's anti-gay law - BuzzFeed

GOP LGBT group reconciles with American conservatives union, will attend this year's CPAC - The Huffington Post

Anti-gay Ugandan politicians double down as world outrage increases - The Advocate

John Kerry denounces Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh's "unacceptable" anti-LGBT comments - The Huffington Post

VIDEO: Canada threatens to cut ties with Uganda over anti-gay bill - Towleroad

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Arizona Senate passes bill allowing businesses to refuse service to gay people based on religious beliefs - Towleroad

VIDEO: Tennessee councilman Chris Anderson: "They are recalling me because I'm openly gay" - Towleroad

Gay DREAMer falls short in bid to become student body president at University of North Carolina - BuzzFeed

Charlotte Mayor helps fired gay grocery clerk - The Advocate

GOP congressional hopeful says ENDA is "segregation" - Washington Blade

In one day, bills allowing anti-LGBT discrimination fail in four states - BuzzFeed

Conversion therapy bill advances in Washington - Washington Blade

Hattiesburg, Mississippi passes resolution recognizing LGBT residents - LGBT Weekly

Nine couples file suit to overturn Colorado's ban on marriage equality - Towleroad

Idaho couples ask judge to rule on marriage equality - The Huffington Post

COMMENTARY

Coming out of the closet: What to expect beforehand - The Huffington Post

Gerry Studds: The historic gay congressman almost nobody remembers - The Huffington Post

But not a drop to drink: How trans and intersex groups struggle to make ends meet - RH Reality Check

To be LGBT, black, and "sick" - Autostraddle

19 LGBT microaggressions you hear on a daily basis - BuzzFeed

ENTERTAINMENT

Pussy Riot presents Sochi punk video - The Huffington Post

Disney's "Frozen" accused of pushing secret "homosexual agenda" on "innocent children" - PinkNews

George Takei says it would be "irresponsible" to stop pressure on Putin after Olympics - Gay Star News

Pro-gay Pussy Riot members whipped by Cossacks while trying to perform in Sochi - Gay Star News

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