GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, January 6, 2014

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CeCe McDonald will be released this month – Feministing

German lesbian minister comes out publicly – Gay Star News

New report highlights struggles for trans Latina immigrants – National Center for Transgender Equality

Mormon “ex-gay” group shuts down, only to merge with another just as bad – Queerty

Coalition for Navajo Equality hopes to overturn tribal anti-gay marriage legislation – Towleroad

Far from Russia’s biggest cities, being gay means being always under threat – BuzzFeed

US study claims “jokesters” skew data for research into LGBT young people – PinkNews

Hong Kong: Survey finds 3 in 4 support more civil rights for gay people – PinkNews

Mumbai to host 2014 Indian LGBT youth summit in February – Gay Star News

Pope Francis warns church to be sensitive in ministering to children of gay couples – Gay Star News


Supreme Court orders marriages to stop in Utah – Advocate

How Hawaii is handling a gay couple’s divorce - Gay Star News

Carrying a condom in New Orleans could get you arrested for prostitution – Queerty

Former Utah Attorney General’s staffers caught sending transphobic emails – Advocate

California secretary of state ordered to add signatures to anti-trans referendum – Gay Star News

Anti-gay US Congressman Aaron Schock outed by journalist? – Gay Star News

Idaho Republicans vow to fight marriage equality, despite huge costs – Gay Star News

Vietnamese parade will welcome LGBT participants – Advocate

Former Arizona sheriff charges Utah gays “are shoving their agenda down our throats” – Gay Star News

Now that she dissed her sister, Liz Cheney decides to end her Senate campaign - Queerty


Three problems for bisexuality - The Huffington Post

When is it OK to ask whether a public figure is gay? – BuzzFeed

ENDA: 5 lessons in how the movement works – Advocate

Editor’s letter: Exploring the hidden gayness of our cities - Advocate


“Modern Family” star Ty Burrell serves as witness in surprise lesbian wedding – The Huffington Post

7 questions MTV’s “Girl Code” had about lesbians – BuzzFeed

EastEnders star Danny Dyer’s response to anti-gay viewers is just brilliant – PinkNews

Carmen and Laverne on Katie Show today - TransGriot


VIDEO: Brendon Ayanbadejo: Chris Kluwe is “100% right” in claiming Vikings cut him for supporting LGBT equality – The Huffington Post

NFL player Torrey Smith denies being homophobic after using slur on instagram – BuzzFeed

Vikings retain former Chief Justice of Minnesota Supreme Court to investigate Chris Kluwe’s claims – The Huffington Post

Chris Kluwe discusses speculation on Aaron Rodgers’ sexuality and boycotting Sochi Olympics – Queerty

Putin confirms that limited protest zones will be set up at Sochi – PinkNews

Evander Holyfield thinks being gay is “a choice” and that gay people “can be fixed” - BuzzFeed

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