GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, July 1, 2014

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Tens of thousands march for LGBT Pride in Istanbul - Gay Star News

LGBT applicants less likely to be called back for interviews with federal contractors, study shows - The Huffington Post

House bill to include LGBT representatives on Veterans committee - PinkNews

Fourth trans woman of color murdered in June - The Advocate

25,000 people rally in Jamaica against "homosexual agenda" - BuzzFeed

President Obama to sign executive order to help protect transgender workers: "If Congress won't act, I will" - Gay Star News

Mexico City: Thousands celebrate Pride and call for an end to homophobia - PinkNews


Anti-trans Texans accused of electoral fraud in petition to overturn Equal Rights Ordinance - PinkNews

St. Louis marries four same-sex couples in spite of state ban - PinkNews

Boy Scouts lead thousands in New York City Pride march - BuzzFeed

PHOTOS: Jonathan Groff, Laverne Cox, Darren Young get into the New York Pride march - Queerty

Massachusetts to cover transgender medical care in state health plan - PinkNews

Arguments to be heard in Nevada marriage equality ban case - PinkNews

What happens when a black, lesbian student president mocks her white male classmates - BuzzFeed

California's ban on gay conversion therapy upheld by US Supreme Court - Gay Star News

Emergency motion filed in Indiana asking court to immediately recognize dying woman's marriage - Gay Star News

New Orleans mayor quietly confirms support of equal marriage - PinkNews

Crystal Moore, South Carolina police chief who was fired for being gay, returns to work - The Huffington Post

Apple CEO Tim Cook greets 5,000 employees before they march in the San Francisco Pride march - Gay Star News


Why LGBT Americans are leery of Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling - The Advocate

5 ways DOMA's demise changed the finances of same-sex married couples - The Huffington Post

GLAAD asks: What makes you proud? - The Advocate

Op-ed: Orange is the New Black proves to be the model of LGBT TV - The Advocate

15 great signs in support of marriage equality - The Huffington Post

12 iconic queer moments from the past 12 months - The Huffington Post

Why don't gays and lesbians get along better? - Out

OutWeek: How the LGBT community started a revolution in journalism 25 years ago - The Huffington Post

LGBT self-identified women of color: are we whole? - Elixher

10 most unstoppable women ever - Autostraddle

"Two persons" - The Huffington Post


The "Orange is the New Black" cast totally owned the NYC Pride parade - BuzzFeed

The Sims comes out in support of Pride - Gay Star News

Elton John to return to Russia and plans to meet up with Putin - PinkNews

Why Big Freedia doesn't want you to put her in a category when it comes to gender identity - The Huffington Post

New trailer: Bridesmaids' kristin Wiig stars in gay drama comedy - Gay Star News


Univision, ESPN condemn but still air anti-gay slurs at World Cup - The Advocate

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