GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, February 6, 2014

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NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Ban Ki-moon to Olympic Committee: "We must all raise our voices" over anti-gay attacks in Russia - PinkNews

More than 200 leading authors condemn Russia's anti-gay laws as a "chokehold" on freedom of speech - PinkNews

Russia removes children's book over propaganda fears - Gay Star News

Daily Caller uses transphobic slur against advocate Janet Mock - Equality Matters

Europe votes to protect, educate and help LGBT people - Gay Star News

UN children's rights panel calls for annulment of harmfully "vague" anti-gay laws in Russia - PinkNews

Piers Morgan misgenders Janet Mock on CNN, insults her on Twitter - Autostraddle

Vladimir Putin expected the Olympics to glorify him. Here's how LGBT issues rained on his parade - Queerty

WATCH: Jesuit series spotlights faithful lives of LGBT Catholics - The Advocate

Study finds gay couples' love similar to straight couples' love - Washington Blade

HRC to track NBC's coverage of Russia's anti-LGBT law during Olympics - LGBT Weekly

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Spencer Perry continues Prop 8 moms' tradition of advocacy - Washington Blade

Clay Aiken's would-be GOP opponent Renee Ellmers already using homophobic rhetoric against him - Towleroad

Could de Blasio do more than just boycott the St. Patrick's Day Parade? - Queerty

After one gay black Florida Judicial nominee is blocked, Obama tries again - BuzzFeed

Minnesota high school student receives death threats after coming out on Facebook - BuzzFeed

Lesbian couple denied communion at mother's funeral by Catholic priest; Carol Parker and Josie Martin "shocked" - The Huffington Post

COMMENTARY

Janet Mock returned to Piers Morgan Live: Here's what went down - Autostraddle

Matthew Ebert, here's why you and other HIV-positive people should never refer to the virus as a gift - The Huffington Post

From Russia, with messy, complicated and sometimes conditional love - Autostraddle

Canada's response to Russia's anti-LGBT propaganda law is totally awesome - BuzzFeed

ENTERTAINMENT

Mikhail Baryshnikov shows his pride with LGBT advocates - Towleroad

VIDEO: Pussy Riot gives amazing interview to Stephen Colbert about Russia's anti-gay laws - Towleroad

Russia: "Lesbian" duo t.A.T.u tipped for Olympics opening ceremony - PinkNews

Councilman slams Shakira for promoting "lesbianism" in music video with Rihanna - The Huffington Post

VIDEO: Andy Cohen performs gay couple's wedding with Jonathan Groff and Tamar Braxton as witnesses - Towleroad

SPORTS

Billie Jean King, US statement against Russia's anti-gay laws, won't be at Olympics in Sochi - Gay Star News

US warships arrive in Black Sea to keep an eye on Sochi Olympics - Towleroad

These are the 6 openly gay athletes competing at the Sochi Olympics - Towleroad

Figure skater Ashley Wagner arrives in Sochi, immediately touts support for equality - Towleroad

WATCH: Underwear models invite you to the Sochi Olympic Pride House - The Advocate

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