GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, July 21, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

The most gay-friendly retirement cities in the US - The Huffington Post

Singapore bans Archie comic book for depicting gay couple's marriage - Towleroad

"Science" magazine runs transmisogynistic cover, editor tweets "deception" tropes when challenged - Autostraddle

Gender-neutral bathrooms are quietly becoming the norm at colleges - The Huffington Post

Chelsea Manning lawyer can't confirm report of gender treatment - BuzzFeed

Senate fails to override Hobby Lobby Decision, so instead you get this clarification - Autostraddle

WATCH: President Obama signs executive order barring LGBT workplace discrimination - Towleroad

Canada: Catholic school district creates first transgender student policy - PinkNews

WATCH: The Trans reporter changing Turkish society - The Advocate

Study: HIV death rates have halved in a decade - PinkNews

Obama honors AIDS researchers, advocates who died in MH17 plane crash - Gay Star News

After constitutionally banning marriage equality, Croatia adopts partnership laws for same-sex couples - The New Civil Rights Movement

The draft text of Obama's LGBT worker executive order - BuzzFeed

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Breaking: Federal Appeals Court rules Oklahoma's ban on marriage equality is unconstitutional - The New Civil Rights Movement

Connecticut Supreme Court grants same-sex couple retroactive marriage equality - The New Civil Rights Movement

VIDEO: Texas voters say they wouldn't vote for "a known heterosexual" for President - PinkNews

Supreme Court halts recognition of marriage equality in Utah - Washington Blade

Church worker fired for being gay sues diocese - Gay Star News

Florida anti-gay advocate says opposing equal marriage is "an issue worth dying for" - PinkNews

Transgender sister of NBA star found murdered in Baltimore - Towleroad

A straight ally stands up - the mayor of Salem, MA - The New Civil Rights Movement

COMMENTARY

This is what the victims of flight 17 did for AIDS research - The Huffington Post

5 things not to say to a transgender person - The Huffington Post

CeCe McDonald discusses police and prisons with Dean Spade and Reina Gossett - The Huffington Post

PHOTOS: "We are the youth" chronicles the diversity of queer youth in America - The Huffington Post

"Truth. Be. Told." to explore the stories of queer black visionaries - The Huffington Post

ENTERTAINMENT

Rhymes with witches: Broadway badass Elaine Stritch - Autostraddle

New Dungeons & Dragons rules embrace sexuality and gender identity - PinkNews

Fans take Supernatural to task for queer baiting - The Advocate

Susan Blu: Lesbian voice of animated icons - The Advocate

X Factor judge Simon Cowell to respond in court to "gay" claims - PinkNews

George Takei: I pitched a gay-themed Star Trek episode, but it was shot down - PinkNews

Two and a Half Men exec: it won't surprise me if sham gay couple's marriage story line offends people - PinkNews

After anti-gay Facebook post, opera singer plans equality concert - The Advocate

The Same Difference documentary explains problematic dynamics in the lesbian community - The Huffington Post

SPORTS

British Rugby star Zak Hardaker says he's now "a better person" after 5 game ban for anti-gay slur - Towleroad

Former NBA star John Amaechi: Isolating anti-gay countries from Commonwealth Games won't help equality - PinkNews

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