GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, January 29, 2014

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NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Obama's State of the Union light on LGBT issues - Washington Blade

PHOTOS: Republicans lined up for Duck Dynasty photo op at State of the Union address - The Advocate

Singapore PM Lee says government must not lead popular opinion on LGBT equality - Gay Star News

CBS denies cutting gay couples' kisses from Macklemore's Grammys mass wedding - Gay Star News

Head of Russian Orthodox Church urges ban on "any attempt" to legalize marriage equality - Towleroad

Catholics urge Pope Francis to speak out for LGBT rights - The Advocate

Nancy Pelosi: "Of course" Obama should take executive action on LGBT workplace discrimination - The Huffington Post

House of Lords votes against mandatory sex and relationship education in schools - PinkNews

Surrogacy will soon be legal in Israel for gay couples - Queerty

Gigi Chao, daughter of Hong Kong billionaire Cecil Chao, pens open letter - The Huffington Post

UK: Charity report demands better healthcare for gay and bisexual women - PinkNews

Church of England: Bishops unable to reach consensus on gay couples' blessings - PinkNews

Olympic sponsors were warned about Sochi; now, McDonald's and Coca-Cola are having a PR nightmare - The Huffington Post

Christian billboard campaign attacks LGBT equality in Mexico - Gay Star News

Nigeria's gay trials suspended over mob violence fears - The Huffington Post

David Cameron officially refuses to attend Sochi, denies "snub" - Gay Star News

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Front Runners New York launches "To Russia With Love" - The Huffington Post

Dueling protests over marriage held at Utah state capitol - BuzzFeed

NYPD releases sketch of suspect in gay journalist's beating - The Advocate

Rep. Michael Grimm becomes sixth House Republican to sign on as co-sponsor of ENDA - Towleroad

Anti-gay Councilmember posts bestiality photo on Facebook to protest DOMA - Queerty

Indiana House approves proposed constitutional ban on marriage equality - BuzzFeed

Mississippi GOP Rep. Steve Palazzo launches anti-gay Facebook campaign in response to Grammys - Towleroad

Kansas bill would allow religious business owners to refuse service to LGBT couples - PinkNews

Ugandan "scientists" say being gay is caused by recruitment, adventurism - Towleroad

COMMENTARY

9 things President Obama can do to address trans economic inequality - National Center for Transgender Equality

Why hasn't Obama acted on LGBT workers' protections? - BuzzFeed

Getting real with Jonathan Murray: The creator of The Real World reveals secrets of the new season and reflects back - The Huffington Post

Op-ed: Embracing transgender women - The Advocate

ENTERTAINMENT

Ellen DeGeneres returns to sitcom life with new show - OUT

Kirk Cameron feels assaulted by gay couples' weddings on Grammys, but still wants you to watch his hideous movie - Queerty

VIDEO: Angel Haze covers "Drunk in Love," remains freestyle queen - Autostraddle

VIDEO: Stephen Colbert shocked by the Grammy weddings - Towleroad

Ellie Goulding refuses to perform at Sochi over anti-gay law - Gay Star News

SPORTS

Willamette freshman Conner Mertens becomes first LGBT college football player - Queerty

Tara Lipinski is sad LGBT equality issue is overshadowing the Olympics - Queerty

VIDEO: 2nd and 3rd pro boxers come out...as a couple - Towleroad

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