GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, July 24, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Kyrgyzstan has invented a harsher anti-gay law than Russia - The Advocate

UN a key ally as LGBT equality advances - Washington Blade

100 AIDS experts did not die in MH17 crash in Ukraine after all - Gay Star News

Decriminalization of sex work among top HIV-prevention strategies - Towleroad

Quickly and quietly, Rep. Jared Polis just created a new LGBT equality bill - BuzzFeed

Kenya court victory as transgender equality group is allowed to officially register - Gay Star News

British Quakers want to marry same-sex couples when they convert their civil unions - Gay Star News

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Anti-gay Republican wins GOP primary in Georgia - PinkNews

VIDEO: Arizona gubernatorial candidate pledges to stand up to gays, immigrants - Towleroad

Mayoral candidates to hold LGBT "meet & greet" events - Washington Blade

Garden State Equality names Andrea Bowen as new executive director - BuzzFeed

Conservatives want this Republican to apologize for supporting marriage equality - The Huffington Post

Federal judge strikes down Colorado ban on marriage equality - BuzzFeed

COMMENTARY

8 things straight people get wrong about gay men - The Huffington Post

Op-ed: Vladimir Putin's AIDS Crisis - The Advocate

Op-ed: With immigration, their fight is our fight - The Advocate

A gay girl's guide to Comic-Con - AfterEllen

ENTERTAINMENT

Laverne Cox on The View - TransGriot

Sharon Osbourne: I know lots of gay people in the entertainment industry who are still in the closet - PinkNews

Comic Con San Diego to hold panel on transgender issues - The Huffington Post

Emily Rios is gay, relates to her lesbian role in "The Bridge" - Autostraddle

SPORTS

TakePart Live: NBA star Jason Collins responds to NFL coach Tony Dungy's recent comments about Michael Sam - LGBT Weekly

Commonwealth Games organizers: Barowman gay kiss was scripted to promote equality - PinkNews

Michael Sam not holding a grudge against former NFL coach who said he wouldn't have drafted a gay player - Gay Star News

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