GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, July 31, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Boy Scouts of America national commissioner says gay men aren't predators - Gay Star News

Uganda rapper lashes out after getting banned from UK venues over "burn the gays" lyrics - Gay Star News

Owner of camp accused of starving, torturing, killing gay teens defends himself - Gay Star News

The declining wage gap for gay men - The Huffington Post

Amnesty International calls for Chelsea Manning's release - Washington Blade

Advocates stage Capitol Hill sit-in demanding LGBT inclusion in immigration reform - BuzzFeed

Former Facebook pres. billionaire Sean Parker making huge donations to anti-gay republicans - The New Civil Rights Movement

Uganda court hears challenge to anti-gay law, could rule as early as tomorrow - Towleroad

In historic first, US appeals court to hear marriage equality ban cases from four states on same day - Gay Star News

LOCAL/REGIONAL

The Rainbow Girl Scout troop that actively welcomes children from LGBT families - Gay Star News

Utah language school fires blogger for writing about "homophones" - PinkNews

Oregon lesbian couple sues cab driver who left them stranded - PinkNews

Texas AG is latest to claim anti-gay marriage laws protect children - The Advocate

California briefly has first openly gay governor - Gay Star News

Florida police arrest man suspected of burning trans woman to death - The Advocate

Police investigating stabbing of transgender teen on Washington Metro train - BuzzFeed

North Carolina couple who stood up against an anti-LGBT rally gets married in Washington DC - BuzzFeed

COMMENTARY

PHOTOS: LGBT celebs on the bless and cures of aging - The Advocate

Why you shouldn't fear coming out later in life - The Huffington Post

Trans in America - The Huffington Post

40 LGBT friendly picture books for ages 0-5 - Autostraddle

A woman, a Black person, and a lesbian all walk into a bar at the same time. It ended horribly - UpWorthy

ENTERTAINMENT

WATCH: Australian model Ruby Rose comes out as gender fluid - The Advocate

Cast changes for third season of Orange is the New Black - Gay Star News

HRC takes on MichFest - The Advocate

Report: Hate group leader's appearances plummet on CNN and MSNBC, hold steady on Fox News - LGBT Weekly

SPORTS

First trans football player: FIFA's lack of trans guidelines is unfair - PinkNews

Brittney Griner's season with Zhejiang Golden Bulls documented in ESPN short film - The Huffington Post

Skateboard legend Tony Hawk is speaking in favor of marriage equality - Gay Star News

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