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GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, January 24, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Russia: EU tries to impose “alien” view of LGBT community – The Huffington Post

Sharing the love on YouTube – Washington Blade

Ben Summerskill to step down as head of Stonewall – Gay Star News

Man lured to house and viciously attacked in homophobic assault by gang of three – PinkNews

Cecil Chao, Hong Kong billionaire, doubles reward for any man who can make his lesbian daughter straight – The Huffington Post

A fight for recognition: The LGBT community’s movement in Mozambique – The Huffington Post

YouTube users unite for CeCe McDonald – The Huffington Post

First-ever survey of transgender and intersex advocacy organizations reveals glaring need for support, partners – LGBT Weekly

Obama has used the word “gay” in official dialogue 272 times in 5 years – Towleroad

Russian PM Medvedev claims no gay people have complained about “gay propaganda” ban that silences them – Gay Star News

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Virginia Attorney General opts for “right side of history,” drops state opposition to marriage equality suit – Queerty

WATCH: Illinois GOP candidate blames gay community for disasters, raises party leaders’ ire – Advocate

Two freshmen floormates discover they’re actually sisters – BuzzFeed

Nevada Attorney General links marriage equality to bigamy, incest in brief defending state’s ban – Towleroad

Gay Republican candidate in Indiana quits GOP after leadership’s power play on marriage equality bill – Gay Star News

Illinois lawmaker wants to broaden religious exemptions in marriage equality law - BuzzFeed

COMMENTARY

Stonewall does great work for gay kids, but what about anti-trans bullying? – PinkNews

How to write about transgender people - BuzzFeed

ENTERTAINMENT

Goldie Hawn gets educated about Nigeria’s anti-gay bill, urges end to atrocities - Queerty

What is the media’s role in pushing for LGBT equality in Russia? - Advocate

VIDEO: David Letterman had hoped for mass Sochi boycotts over Russia’s anti-gay laws – Towleroad

Andy Cohen apologizes on “Today” Show after joking about “that poor lesbian reporter” – BuzzFeed

Laverne Cox is making waves for all the right reasons - BuzzFeed

SPORTS

NHL will be first major sports league to welcome LGBT athlete, says Aaron Ward - Queerty

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