GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, January 9, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Russian actor who called for burning gay people alive calls for recriminalization of being gay - BuzzFeed

Edie Windsor shares her story - After Ellen

Fight against AIDS gets harder in Uganda as anti-gay bill passes - Gay Star News

Italian police arrest alleged murderer of gay man found in ditch - Gay Star News

To boycott or not to boycott: How to tackle anti-LGBT countries? - Gay Star News

VIDEO: Letter urging Ugandan president to veto anti-gay law handed into London commission - PinkNews

Former Irish president McAleese says Catholic Church "in denial" about gay people - Gay Star News

Is gender confirmation surgery covered by insurance? - The Rainbow Times

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Covenant College censors LGBT equality work from former student's alumni update - Towleroad

DC Mayor Gray names gay advocates to MLK Holiday Commission - Washington Blade

Governor says gay, lesbian Utahns are not married - Advocate

Support for marriage equality in Utah at record high - Washington Blade

Fund set up to aide husband of newlywed killed in Manhattan high-rise fire - Queerty

California's Janet Zimmerman catering allegedly refuses to host gay couple's wedding - The Huffington Post

Discrimination charge leveled against company lauded by HRC - Advocate

Gay-inclusive human trafficking anti-discrimination regulations criticized by Kansas lawmakers - Towleroad

Effort to repeal California law protecting transgender students in peril - Gay Star News

MassEquality selects House Speaker DeLeo for Political Icon Award - The Rainbow Times

Changes underway to historical Boston's Latin@ Pride celebration - The Rainbow Times

LGBT inclusive groups still seek to March in South Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade - The Rainbow Times

Hunger strike man: Utah Governor "did the right thing" by ceasing to recognize gay couples' marriages - PinkNews

3 big questions about the 1,360 gay couples married in Utah - BuzzFeed

COMMENTARY

Lance Bass: The first thing my mom did when she learned I was gay...and the "miracle" that occurred after - The Huffington Post

How adult bullying can happen in one easy step--and why the Duck Dynasty comments are serious - The Huffington Post

These semi-naked "priests" want to challenge your opinion of the Orthodox Church - BuzzFeed

5 things gay people did to cause the Polar Vortex - Advocate

What hypocrisy? - The Huffington Post

Shoulders to the wheel: The most optimistic gay Mormon moments of 2013 - The Huffington Post

Ask a transwoman: Allies' value & how to be helpful in the movement for trans* equality - The Rainbow Times

20 LGBT couples who have been in love more than a decade - Advocate

ENTERTAINMENT

Laverne Cox reflects on her recent appearance on "The Katie Show" - GLAAD

Michelle Rodriguez and Cara Delevingne "make out" at a Knicks game - Autostraddle

"Mean Boyz," "Mean Girls" parody, released by Todrick Hall - The Huffington Post

Le1f, gay rapper, blasts "transphobic" criticism - The Huffington Post

All-female LGBT comic to debut this Spring - Advocate

What's the appeal of having (and being) a G.B.F.? - Advocate

Director Lee Daniels discusses growing up gay in the ghetto - Towleroad

What if people who aren't trans were asked about their genitals on TV? - PolicyMic

SPORTS

Thomas Hitzlsperger: There's "a long way to go" before a premiership star comes out and continues playing - PinkNews

NHL becomes first North American sports league to have all teams support LGBT athletes and fans - The Huffington Post

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