GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, January 17, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Lawmaker calls for Kazakhstan to ban intimacy between women - Gay Star News

Brazil: Gay teenager murdered by skinheads, teeth ripped out by pliers - PinkNews

Ready for Hillary's LGBT kickoff event stirs Clinton presidential buzz - The Huffington Post

Europe condemns anti-gay laws in Uganda, Nigeria, India and Russia - Gay Star News

UK to boost aid to Nigeria as "witch hunts" against gay people intensify - Towleroad

Uganda president attacks and blocks anti-gay bill - Gay Star News

Obama nominates black lesbian judge - Elixher

WATCH: Will Russia take kids from gay parents after Olympics? - The Advocate

LOCAL/REGIONAL

MassEquality applauds AG Martha Coakley's announcement: Mass. will recognize Utah marriages - The Rainbow Times

Ohio Attorney General appeals marriage equality recognition ruling - BuzzFeed

Pennsylvania Attorney General and Governor released as defendants in equal marriage case - PinkNews

Seattle Archbishop defends firing of gay vice principal - The Advocate

Arizona official introduces bill to allow religious people "license to discriminate" against gay people - PinkNews

Meet Kordale and Kaleb, the gay black fathers that have outraged twitter - Queerty

LISTEN: South Carolina Senate candidate Lee Bright wants Congress to impeach pro-equality federal judges - Towleroad

Married gay couples in Utah will be allowed to file joint tax returns for 2013 - Gay Star News

COMMENTARY

Let's celebrate Laverne Cox's book deal and read these 6 memoirs by trans women of color - Autostraddle

Op-ed: How to teach LGBT Studies in Alabama - The Advocate

The 17 most popular lesbian bars in the US - BuzzFeed

Philomena Lee on her gay son Anthony, Judi Dench in "Philomena" - The Huffington Post

ENTERTAINMENT

Duck Dynasty ratings plummet - The Advocate

Mary Lambert teams up with nonprofit to spark dialogue, find support - The Advocate

Evan Rachel Wood and Nikki Reed were two girls in love during "Thirteen" - Autostraddle

525,600* reasons why Rent coming to Netflix the best thing ever - The Huffington Post

"View" co-host Sherri Shepherd denies being anti-gay - The Huffington Post

19 things you didn't know about the movie "Blue is the Warmest Color" - BuzzFeed

"Shabbat Dinner," Michael Morgenstern film, explores being LGBT and Judaism - The Huffington Post

BBC host Jeremy Clarkson tweets picture of himself with sign say "gay c***" -PinkNews

SPORTS

Putin: Gay people welcome in Sochi, but must stay way from children - Gay Star News

Danica Patrick on how the NASCAR community would react to an openly gay driver - The Huffington Post

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