GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, January 2, 2014

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No large defections follow Boy Scouts policy change to allow gay members - PinkNews

Rev Otis Charles, first Christian bishop to come out, dies - Gay Star News

As Boy Scouts end gay membership ban, fight for inclusion continues - BuzzFeed

Uganda president playing both sides on anti-gay law - Gay Star News

Officials claim mobile phone firm O2 is misleading public on gay internet blocks - Gay Star News

Nigeria "Jail All the Gays Bill" faces delays before it becomes law - Gay Star News

New CDC trans feminine breast screening policy takes effect - TransGriot

Trans Scientist in critical condition after animal attack - Advocate

A gay couple got married atop a giant wedding cake float at the Rose Parade - BuzzFeed

Vicar tells Church of England to "keep calm and support equal marriage" - PinkNews

Bahrain court gives initial approval to gender reassignment for two trans men - PinkNews


Gay couples sue Kansas to be allowed to file join tax returns - PinkNews

Connecticut becomes fifth state to require transgender medical coverage - Advocate

Utah calls on Supreme Court to halt marriages for LGBT couples - Washington Blade

Tennessee project encourages businesses to support LGBT community - PinkNews

Pascal Tessier, gay Maryland teen, becomes Eagle Scout on January 1 - The Huffington Post

Indiana appeals court: Gender change does not void marriage - Advocate

Gay seniors find housing, safe haven at Minnesota's Spirit on Lake - The Huffington Post

Arson linked to NYE fire at crowded Seattle gay bar - Queerty

Utah legislator introduces law exempting churches from blessing gay couples' marriages - Towleroad


14 LGBT resolutions for 2014 - The Huffington Post

A new day in health care coverage - LGBT Weekly

Butch moms, bullies, manternity and love - The Huffington Post

Not "coming out" is a straight privilege" - The Huffington Post

VIDEO: A sister's gift to her gay brother on his wedding - LGBT Weekly

Trans community things to look forward to in 2014 - TransGriot

2013: The year in quotes - Washington Blade


Video surfaces of Phil Robertson advising men to marry 15-year-old girls - Queerty

Redbox subject of anti-gay backlash for carrying marriage equality doc "Bridegroom" - Queerty

CNN's Don Lemon on why he waited until his mid-40s to come out publicly as gay - Gay Star News

Definitive proof that Robin Roberts is a goddess among us - BuzzFeed

The year's top 10 LGBT moments in comic books - Advocate

Glenn Beck calls Russian homophobia "hetero-fascism" - Gay Star News

5 lesbian films you might have missed in 2013 - Autostraddle

YMCA songwriter will not perform at Sochi in protest against anti-gay law - PinkNews

Complaints made to BBC over EastEnders gay kiss - Gay Star News

TV stations cut away from gay couple's wedding atop historic Rose Parade float - PinkNews

VIDEO: ABC News looks back on one of the gayest years in History - Towelroad


Aaron Rodgers: "I'm not gay. I really, really like women" - The Huffington Post

Some awesome sports stars who supported their gay kids (and one who didn't) - Queerty

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