GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, July 23, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Bill Clinton AIDS conference speech disrupted by protesters - PinkNews

Russia declares LGBT charity to be spies - Gay Star News

Shocking increase in HIV diagnosis rate among young gay, bi men - The Advocate

Straight business students are crashing gay job fairs - The Huffington Post

HRC calls for stronger laws and increased protection of transgender women - LGBT Weekly

School chief defends Brunei's death penalty for gays and says they should face UK exile - PinkNews

Christian groups rush to denounce Obama LGBT non-discrimination orders - The New Civil Rights Movement

Vice President Biden: "I don't care what your culture is, prejudice is prejudice" - The New Civil Rights Movement

Lawsuit alleging anti-gay bias at ExxonMobil to move forward - Washington Blade

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Breaking: Federal judge set to strike down Colorado ban on marriage equality - The New Civil Rights Movement

Idaho advocates sentenced for protesting for LGBT equality - PinkNews

Washington state will help you pay for Truvada if you can't afford it - BuzzFeed

Republican congressman announces support of marriage equality - PinkNews

Maryland changes state employee health care to include transition-related services - PinkNews

COMMENTARY

Op-ed: Why Malaysia Flight 17 could hurt LGBT Ukrainians - The Advocate

Love wins: The shifting landscape on LGBT issues in the Evangelical Church - The Huffington Post

Op-ed: Why the gay panic defense must go - The Advocate

TSA travel tips for transpeeps - TransGriot

Comment: Why we still need to fight against hate and intolerance - PinkNews

Right-wing media pretend religious liberty protects anti-LGBT employment discrimination - Equality Matters

Black female survival and the myth of the white cultural savior, or, dear Anthony--stop it! - The Huffington Post

ENTERTAINMENT

Breaking Bad actress comes out as gay - PinkNews

GLAAD finds the film industry doesn't do gay or bi women justice - AfterEllen

Nathan Lane is happy for straight actors to play gay so he can play straight - Gay Star News

Fox Pundit: Obama forcing "militant LGBT agenda" on Christians - The Advocate

Hercules has gotten way more relatable--and less queer--in the past 2,700 years - BuzzFeed

True Blood's Nelsan Ellis sounds off on actors ridiculously afraid to play gay - Queerty

Sinead O'Connor opens up about sexuality - The Huffington Post

Amazon series "transparent" sparks debate over authentic media representation - Queerty

Susan Sarandon not the marrying kind but she thinks gays should have the option - Gay Star News

SPORTS

Olympic kayak hopeful talks of relief after coming out as gay - PinkNews

Tony Dungy clarifies Michael Sam remarks, says Sam "absolutely" deserves NFL opportunity - Towleroad

An open letter to former NFL coach Tony Dungy - The Huffington Post

New York Giants hire former player with anti-LGBT activism past as director of player development - BuzzFeed

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