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GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, January 8, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

New Tel Aviv monument to honor LGBT Holocaust victims – Towleroad

Greece: LGBT equality advocates use public holiday to stage kiss-in against anti-gay bishop – PinkNews

Toronto Star columnist publishes unverified anti-transgender claims, faces backlash - Advocate

Equal sign wins "Symbol of the Year" in 2013 – LGBT Weekly

Amsterdam venue cancels concert by Jamaican dancehall star over anti-gay remarks – BuzzFeed

Chile civil unions bill advances – Washington Blade

US National Council of Asian Pacific Americans elects first openly gay chair – Gay Star News

Hong Kong moving to allow post-op transgender people to marry opposite-sex partners – Gay Star News

Gay people are "sick" like witches, says Ghana's Presbyterian church leader – Gay Star News

Former Irish president praised for speaking out against homophobia in the Catholic Church – PinkNews

Russian actor who called for gay people to be put in ovens urges Putin to ban being gay – PinkNews

Yemen: 25-year-old man shot dead for being gay – PinkNews

Australia: Gay man receives temporary halt on deportation to Pakistan – PinkNews

LOCAL/REGIONAL

WATCH: Lesbian teacher to wear engagement ring to work at Catholic school – Advocate

Baltimore LGBT wedding expo set – Washington Blade              

White House has no comment on Utah marriage equality – Washington Blade

New Mexico Governor won't push anti-marriage equality measure – Advocate

Family of surviving NYC fire victim grateful for "amazing outpouring of love, support and concern" – Gay Star News

Not Pono: Hawai'i Republicans bash transgender teacher – The Huffington Post

COMMENTARY

Seeking LGBT visibility, rejecting assimilation – The Huffington Post

Tyler Oakley: Examining my own privilege as a gay-white-cis male – The Huffington Post

"What I Be" project reveals people's darkest insecurities in stunning photos – The Huffington Post

When are transbrothers of color going to get their TV closeups? – TransGriot

What Robin Roberts coming out tells us about where we are – The Huffington Post

ENTERTAINMENT

Looking back at "The Real World: San Francisco," the show that changed the world – BuzzFeed

Queen's gay composer opens up about being told he had six weeks left to live – Gay Star News

Miley Cyrus dons Marc Jacobs top in support of LGBT parents – PinkNews

Homophobic radio host Dean Blundell finally canned – Queerty

"Against the Order of Nature," Lee Price project, to document LGBT Uganda – The Huffington Post

Brandy Clark is country music's great lesbian hope – After Ellen

14 LGBT films that need to be added to Netflix Instant Streaming right now – BuzzFeed

Trans women Carmen Carrera and Laverne Cox handle a cringeworthy interview with Katie Couric flawlessly – BuzzFeed

The LGBT films of Sundance – Advocate

BAFTA nominations: Gay films "Behind the Candelabra" and "Philomena" top list – Gay Star News

Kevin Hart explains why he doesn't do gay jokes anymore - Towleroad

SPORTS

Bob Costas says NBC's Olympics broadcast won't ignore Russia's anti-gay laws – The Huffington Post

WATCH: Blake Skjellerup, Robbie Rogers, Brittney Griner discuss struggles of gay athletes – Queerty

Footballer Thomas Hitzlsperger comes out as gay – Gay Star News

Here's how the NFL tackled one teen's anti-gay bullying head on - Queerty

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