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GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, February 25, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Several countries cut aid to Uganda over anti-gay law - PinkNews

Read the heartbreaking online letters of young, LGBT Russians - The Huffington Post

Ugandan president signs anti-gay bill into law - Washington Blade

Former Bush strategist Matthew Dowd equates Arizona's anti-gay Christians to terrorists - The Huffington Post

Eight suicide attempts in Uganda in last few weeks over anti-gay law - Gay Star News

White House has no position yet on Arizona's anti-gay SB 1062 - The Huffington Post

Campus Pride launches national LGBT scholarship database - The Advocate

Eric Holder to state AGs: You don't have to defend bans on marriage equality - The Huffington Post

Senate hearing hears gay refugees in Australian-run camps in New Guinea fear local laws - Gay Star News

Man in hospital after "brutal" anti-gay attack in Edinburgh - Gay Star News

John Kerry: American will now review its relations with Uganda over its anti-gay law - PinkNews

Ugandan tabloid "exposes top 200 homos" one day after harsh anti-gay law signed - PinkNews

Swedish finance minister to raise criticism of anti-gay law whilst in Uganda - PinkNews

LOCAL/REGIONAL

AB 1266 repeal referendum fails to qualify for 2014 ballot - TransGriot

Queers for Economic Justice closes its doors thanks to lack of economic justice - Autostraddle

Students to attend LGBT leadership summit - Washington Blade

Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake urge Brewer veto of Arizona anti-gay discrimination bill - Towleroad

Planting Peace hosts "Gay Olympics" for Spectrum Human Rights Alliance - The Huffington Post

92 year old trans widow wins Social Security battle - The Advocate

American Airlines, Marriott urge Arizona Governor to veto anti-gay bill - The Huffington Post

Texas school district settles with former student outed by coaches - The Advocate

Apple speaks to Jan Brewer, tells her to veto Arizona's anti-gay bill - Towleroad

Jan Brewer promises to "do the right thing" for Arizona on anti-LGBT bill - The Huffington Post

Al Melvin claims he's "never" witnessed discrimination in Arizona, ever - The Huffington Post

COMMENTARY

Op-ed: Will gay couples' 2013 tax bills be bigger than usual? - The Advocate

Happy birthday, Judith Butler! - Sociological Images

7 things this LGBT man wants Alec Baldwin to know (an open letter) - The Huffington Post

Al Sharpton: From Arizona to Uganda, we must protect the rights of the LGBT community - The Huffington Post

Artist turns powerful political figures into fabulous drag queens - BuzzFeed

Op-ed: Is Alec Baldwin transphobic or just ignorant? - The Advocate

ENTERTAINMENT

X-Men is about LGBT equality, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart say - Gay Star News

She's come a long way, baby: 10 awesome things Ellen's done since she said, "Yep, I'm Gay" and before she hosts the Oscars this year - Queerty

Tim Gunn on transgender models, being gay, and finding role models - The Huffington Post

Watch now! Mary Lambert does "She Keeps Me Warm" on Good Morning America - After Ellen

Kristen Henderson of Antigone Rising talks Keith Richards, Miley and whiskey - After Ellen

Rush Limbaugh claims Matthew Shepard's murder was not anti-gay hate crime - Gay Star News

VIDEO: Anderson Cooper destroys Arizona GOP state Senator's defense of anti-gay law - Towleroad

SPORTS

Kobe Bryant and Paul Pierce understand why Jason Collins' NBA return is a huge deal - The Huffington Post

Gay NFL star dies after battle with pneumonia - PinkNews

GOP lobbyist behind anti-gay NFL bill has a gay brother - The Huffington Post

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