GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, February 24, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Banned4Life blood drive takes aim at FDA's anti-gay donation policy - The Huffington Post

Ugandan President Museveni calls on Obama to help determine "if there are people who are born gay" - PinkNews

Anti-gay advocates launch global "pro-family" group - Washington Blade

US study: LGBT people nearly twice as likely to struggle with issues of hunger - PinkNews

Gay couple's billboard kiss deemed unfit to be displayed in public - PinkNews

Gay men to be banned from becoming Queen ahead of first LGBT couples' marriages - PinkNews

Strong support for marriage equality in Ireland, finds latest poll - Gay Star News

LOCAL/REGIONAL

South Carolina legislators cut university funding over gay-themed literature - PinkNews

Homobiles is San Francisco's LGBT and community-based answer to Uber - BuzzFeed

Judge says Chicago marriage equality can start immediately - The Advocate

LGBT domestic violence project ready to plunge into icy waters of South Boston - The Rainbow Times

Phoenix mayor: Bill is "wrong direction to go" - The Advocate

Police arrest 32 LGBT advocates at Idaho state capitol - Towleroad

Arizona pizzeria refuses to serve anti-gay legislators - Queerty

Washington bill would class "gay cure therapy" as unprofessional conduct for therapists - PinkNews

Virginia kills bill to allow extra defense of ban on marriage equality - PinkNews

Desmond Tutu: Uganda's anti-gay bill is as evil as Nazism and Apartheid - PinkNews

Tea Party group renews push for Kansas bill legalizing anti-gay discrimination - Towleroad

Virginia legislator, US House candidate comes out - Washington Blade

WATCH: Sharon Gless for marriage equality - The Advocate

COMMENTARY

VIDEO: What straight people think about LGBT equality - Towleroad

Transgender soldiers serve in silence despite "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal - The Huffington Post

As Russia runs for the closet, Afghanistan comes out - OUT

White cis gay men need to realize discrimination still exists - The Huffington Post

ENTERTAINMENT

Nate Berkus & fiance Jeremiah Brent star in Banana Republic ad - OUT

In defense of Ellen Page's fashion sense, which is absolutely perfect - BuzzFeed

Happy birthday, Ellen Page! You're awesome - Autostraddle

GMA's Robin Roberts is most-liked morning personality - The Advocate

Bob Costas: Russian government is "hostile to LGBT equality" - Towleroad

Sir Ian McKellen: "I've never met a gay person who came out and regretted it" - PinkNews

America's Next Top Model casts "beer pong enthusiast" with violent anti-gay past - Gay Star News

George Takei to Arizona: "You don't deserve our dollars" - The Advocate

Full Metal Jacket actor Adam Baldwin compares gay couples' marriages to father-son marriages - Gay Star News

Alec Baldwin lashes out at "phony" Rachel Maddow, gay critics in new essay - The Huffington Post

SPORTS

VIDEO: Brooklyn Nets beat LA Lakers 108-102 in Jason Collins' historic return to NBA - The Huffington Post

Out bisexual Ireen Wust wins a fifth medal at the Sochi Winter Games - Gay Star News

Michael Sam, openly gay NFL prospect, steps into spotlight at NFL Combine - The Huffington Post

Billie Jean King calls on the IOC to consider LGBT equality for its charter and future Olympic sites - Gay Star News

NFL considering in-game penalties for racial and anti-gay slurs - Gay Star News

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