GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, February 26, 2014

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Gay Uganda's plea: "Don't cut aid, you'll make it worse" - Gay Star News

Sochi gay couple weds in Argentina, seeks asylum - Gay Star News

Trans woman in Turkey shot by boyfriend, family said "son died in car accident" - Gay Star News

UK called on to grant asylum to 200 Uganda gay people outed by newspaper - Gay Star News

Survey: One-third of millennials who left their religion did it because of anti-gay policies - The Huffington Post

VIDEO: Russian homophobes target "Open Games" LGBT sports festival - Towleroad

Study: Kids with lesbian parents report higher self-esteem than kids with straight parents - The Huffington Post


Arizona legislature passes anti-gay law - Elixher

Apple, Delta, PetSmart join fight against Arizona's anti-gay bill - The Huffington Post

Arizona may lose 2015 Super Bowl if bill to legalize anti-discrimination becomes law - PinkNews

Three GOP backers of Arizona's anti-gay bill now want Jan Brewer to veto it - The Huffington Post

Intel, Yelp join companies urging Arizona Governor to veto anti-LGBT bill - BuzzFeed

"License to Discriminate" bills rejected in Indiana, uncertain in Georgia - The Advocate

Even Mitt Romney wants Jan Brewer to veto antigay bill - The Advocate

Trial begins in Michigan marriage case - The Advocate

Illinois marriage equality court ruling has limited effect, state and local officials say - BuzzFeed


Womyn Rising Topeka 2014 - The Huffington Post

A toast to LGBT black history - Washington Blade

The IOC played the staring game with the LGBT movement--and won - BuzzFeed

The radtastic black lesbians who changed LGBT history and our lives - Autostraddle

Arizona and Uganda: How the same groups spread the same hate around the globe - The Huffington Post

The top 10 benefits of being a gay parent - The Advocate

Op-ed: Hey, Fox News, intersex is not a punch line - The Advocate


Film festival seeks conversation on LGBT issues in Evangelical Church - The Advocate

Shakira's response to homophobic councilman is perfect - The Huffington Post

"Tough Love," LGBT web series, tackles struggling to make it in NYC - The Huffington Post

Tim Gunn "conflicted" about trans models - OUT

Celebrities and comedians skewer Arizona's discrimination bill on Twitter - The Advocate


Jason Collins' shirt commemorating murdered gay teen tops sales in NBA online store - PinkNews

PGA golfer Steve Elkington tweets homophobic Michael Sam joke - Towleroad

Michael Sam has amazing response to lobbyist who wants gay athletes banned from NFL - The Huffington Post

College baseball star Matt Kaplan comes out to the fury of...nobody - Queerty

Roy Simmons, second NFL player to come out as gay in retirement, died Thursday - Gay Star News

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