GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, January 23, 2014

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Police violence in India drives a gay couple to the US--and a detention cell - BuzzFeed

The marriage equality movement is getting ready to go back to the Supreme Court - BuzzFeed

Brazil trans women detained in Dubai for "imitating opposite sex" - The Huffington Post

Gay man, 20, hangs himself with rainbow flag in Azerbaijan - Gay Star News

Australia includes LGBT couples in relationship counseling vouchers - Gay Star News

4-year-old writes Australian PM urging him to "let boys marry boys and girls marry girls" - Towleroad

UK man held in Uganda for breaking anti-gay laws to be deported - PinkNews

Oxfam cancels London event after speaker called gay people "evil" - Gay Star News

Nigeria anti-gay trial disrupted by thousands of protesters - The Huffington Post

Study: LGBT-affirming schools yield lower suicide rates - Advocate

Advocates seek LGBT inclusion in State of the Union - Washington Blade

Evangelical Project seeks to change image on LGBT issues--but not policy - Advocate


Virginia Attorney General says ban on marriage equality is unconstitutional and will not defend it - The Huffington Post

Michigan Republicans looking to dump RNC's Dave Agema for extreme anti-gay remarks - Queerty

Former Yale Divinity Dean to be tried for officiating gay son's marriage - Advocate

Nevada Governor argues that ban on marriage equality serves a legitimate purpose - PinkNews

Openly gay mayor of Houston shuts down critics after marrying her longtime partner - BuzzFeed

Illinois marriage equality repeal? Republican State Senator take aim at marriage equality - The Huffington Post

Utah's lawyer in marriage cases cites religious duty in defending amendment - BuzzFeed

Openly gay Republican Richard Tisei expected to challenge John Tierney to a rematch - The Huffington Post

Lesbian lawmaker from San Diego to be the next speaker of the California Assembly - Gay Star News

In "power play," Indiana GOP lawmakers advance ban on marriage out of committee - BuzzFeed


Five reasons why Roe v. Wade paved the way for today's marriage equality landscape - Queerty

Nowhere for trans women to hide: What Bill Simmons' apology gets right and so very wrong - Feministing

"Thank you for helping me make a difference": A decade of GLSEN's No-Name Calling Week - The Huffington Post

Roam around the world: Fourteen parties and events not to be missed in 2014 - Queerty

The incredibly true adventure of a lesbian bartender in the Big Apple - The Huffington Post

Dr. Vanderbilt: The business of outing and the making of a public citizen - The Huffington Post


How a young Iranian bisexual filmmaker's family helped her get to Sundance - BuzzFeed

Comedy Crush: "Orange is the New Black" writer Lauren Morelli - Autostraddle

Blue is the Warmest Color given two major Dorian Awards from gay and lesbian critics - Gay Star News

"Stranger by the Lake": Still waters run deep in this psycho-sexual French thriller - OUT

Goldie Hawn "met the wonderful President of Nigeria" today - Towleroad

Ashanti, US singer, faces backlash after anti-gay insult - Gay Star News

Gay director Craig Johnson's film "The Skeleton Twins" nabs $3.5 million Sundance deal - Towleroad

Christian Jessen, British TV doctor, to test ex-gay therapy methods on "Cure Me, I'm Gay" - The Huffington Post

Neil Patrick Harris to be honored as "Man of the Year" at 2014 Hasty Pudding Awards - Queerty

A brand new musical about Grindr and murder, oh my! - Queerty

Elton John blasts Russia's anti-gay laws, offers to introduce Putin to gay people victimized because of them - Gay Star News

"Transgender Dysphoria Blues" is proof that rock still matters - BuzzFeed

Sherri Shepherd says she is "truly sorry" for offending LGBT community, says her beliefs have "evolved significantly" - Gay Star News


Hundreds of thousands of Sochi Games tickets still unsold as Russia is criticized for lack of LGBT equality - Gay Star News

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