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GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, February 4, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

A timeline--because it's so bad in Russia, it's hard to remember everything - The Advocate

UKIP "marriage equality cased storms" councillor expelled from party - PinkNews

"Redefining Realness" out today - TransGriot

Russian gay dating app blocked in Sochi; users sent threats of arrest - Towleroad

Vladimir Putin's anti-gay propaganda law finds support among America's religious and social conservatives - The Huffington Post

Somali Muslim girl's adoption by lesbian couple halted by community in harrow - The Huffington Post

Gay men jailed for "unnatural act" in Senegal - The Advocate

Mennonites prepare to ordain first openly gay minister - The Advocate

Parisians protest Sochi Olympics with visual demonstration - OUT

Three Russian men found guilty of brutally murdering a 29-year-old man they believed was gay - Gay Star News

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Court won't allow DOMA lawyer to intervene in Utah case - Washington Blade

ACLU filing lawsuit in Wisconsin seeking marriage equality - BuzzFeed

Rep. Mike Rogers under fire for homophobic joke - The Huffington Post

Anti-gay police abuse rampant in Kyrgyzstan - LGBT Weekly

Will justice ever be served in the murder of transgender woman Islan Nettles? - Queerty

What 43 LGBT advocates did in the capitol that led to their arrest - Queerty

Denial of "second parent" adoption puts LGB couples' protections as parents in jeopardy - Towleroad

COMMENTARY

Op-ed: My father, a state legislator, voted against me - The Advocate

2014 GLAAD Media Awards highlight progress in people of color media - Elixher

Loving a transgender person IS a revolutionary act - The Huffington Post

Why this transgender teen's big victory matters - The Huffington Post

"Girl Gets Girl" launches crowdfunding campaign - After Ellen

Why Coke's Super Bowl ad matters so much - BuzzFeed

ENTERTAINMENT

The emancipation of Angel Haze - OUT

Laura Prepon will be back for "Orange is the New Black" season 2 - The Huffington Post

SPORTS

Lesbian Olympic snowboarder Belle Brockhoff says her parents are "so worried" about Sochi Games - PinkNews

Olympic President says IOC cannot act as "world government" to resolve anti-gay laws in Russia - PinkNews

IOC president announces UN Secretary General will deliver keynote speech on Russian anti-gay laws - PinkNews

College baseball player follows history-making football player boyfriend out of the closet - Gay Star News

Meet the Sochi-bound Olympians who have spoken out against Russia's anti-LGBT laws - BuzzFeed

Queer Nation to protest outside New York Russian consulate during opening ceremonies - Towleroad

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