GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, July 22, 2014

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WATCH: President Obama signs historic executive order banning anti-LGBT discrimination - The New Civil Rights Movement

Malawi: Catholic conference to discuss "strange culture" of homosexuality - PinkNews

Reports of "more than 100" AIDS researchers dead are false says AIDS conference - The New Civil Rights Movement

Religious Right anger at Obama for signing LGBT non-discrimination order reaches new extremes - The New Civil Rights Movement

Call for Malaysia to keep sexuality and gender identity in new anti-discrimination bill - Gay Star News

A moment for Mia Macy, who fought anti-trans discrimination, at Obama LGBT order signing - BuzzFeed

Department of Justice urges states to drop HIV criminalization - Towleroad

Census Bureau updates interactive HIV/AIDS database - The Rainbow Times

Indian government to wait for Supreme Court decision over anti-gay law - PinkNews


Georgia seeks dismissal of marriage equality lawsuit - The Huffington Post

Christian University adjusts, stands by discriminatory trans housing policy - The Advocate

Colorado County clerk "reluctantly" halts gay couples' marriage licenses - The Huffington Post

Judge rejects Florida gays' request to allow marriage equality to begin - PinkNews


18 powerful messages from the global HIV/AIDS community - BuzzFeed

The President's executive order and Hobby Lobby: The legal connection - Towleroad

Life before and after coming out of the closet - BuzzFeed

Transgender children today: shifting the responsibility for change away from children and onto society - The Huffington Post

How gay and religious freedom are impacted by Obama's executive order, analysis - The Huffington Post


GLAAD's 2014 Studio Responsibility Index ranks LGBT representation in Hollywood - The Huffington Post

"Masters of Sex" has a 1950s lesbian storyline in Season 2 - AfterEllen

30 under 30 queer women to watch - AfterEllen

LGBT gamers hold massive virtual Pride march to celebrate in-game marriage equality - BuzzFeed

Film streaming site creates "Netflix for lesbians" - PinkNews

Why "Glee"'s final act is getting cut short - The Huffington Post

Sara Gilbert on her future in acting and watching her wife's show - AfterEllen

Ruby Rose inspires others to break free from gender expectations with short film - BuzzFeed

Anna Paquin insists you can be both bisexual and monogamous - Queerty

Simon Cowell confirms he is not gay after Tulisa trial finishes - Gay Star News


VIDEO: Michael Sam sits down with Robin Roberts as he prepares to head to training camp - Towleroad

Former NFL coach Tony Dungy says he wouldn't have drafted Michel Sam - The Huffington Post

Former NFL player Chris Kluwe furious about light punishment for homophobic coach - Gay Star News

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