GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, July 7, 2014

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NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

World Health Organization told to declassify sexual orientation as basis of mental disorders - PinkNews

And so it begins: Religious groups ask President for exemptions from his LGBT workplace non-discrimination - The New Civil Rights Movement

Earnest won't say if Hobby Lobby will impact LGBT executive order - Washington Blade

The United Nations will now recognize all legal marriages same-sex couples on UN staff - The New Civil Rights Movement

All three female justices join in scathing dissent of "religious liberty" decision - The New Civil Rights Movement

Study: Children raised by same-sex couples are "healthier and happier" - PinkNews

Canada: British trans woman files human rights complaint over detention in men's prison - PinkNews

"We march for those who can't" : Thousands gather in Madrid at Europe's largest Pride march - Gay Star News

Stonewall education head: Improving teacher training is the key to tackling homophobic bullying - PinkNews

If only the parents of all gay children were like this couple - PinkNews

Denmark: Copenhagen quietly renames city center "Rainbow Square" - PinkNews

Authorities cancel march for equality in Kiev, Ukraine - Towleroad

"Running a Boston" with bisexuals: new group to advance health research - Center for Culture Sexuality and Spirituality

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Trans women told to remove "wigs and makeup" for driver's license photo - PinkNews

Parents of gay cyberbulling victim denounce overturn of New York's cyberbullying law - Gay Star News

Uber spontaneously marries eight couples to celebrate one year of marriage equality in CA - Queerty

New trans voices: hear from the Trans Poets Workshop NYC - The Advocate

Trans woman punched and stomped on as bystanders watch - Gay Star News

California gender recognition law comes into effect - PinkNews

Photos! Gay dads welcome their newborn son - The New Civil Rights Movement

Son of Wisconsin governor acts as a witness to same-sex couple's marriage - Gay Star News

Houston Coalition forms to fight repeal of HERO - The New Civil Rights Movement

Mississippi law legalizing anti-gay discrimination now in effect - PinkNews

I'm in DC for the LGBT Innovation Summit - TransGriot

Line-up for Newfest, New York's biggest LGBT film festival, announced - Towleroad

COMMENTARY

Me, Piper Chapman, the psych ward, and the incarcerated 2.2 million - Autostraddle

OITNB: Season II sexualities - The Huffington Post

LGBT students need representation in textbooks and a whole lot more - Autostraddle

What does Hobby Lobby mean for LGBT employment discrimination? - Feministing

Gay iconography: "The Real World" of Pedro Zamora - Towleroad

"Be Masculine," Erik Carter project, explores what gay male masculinity means today - The Huffington Post

ENTERTAINMENT

Russell Brand: Opposing marriage equality is pointless, spend time with your loved ones instead - PinkNews

People Magazine's 2014 Hottest Bachelor issue is gayer than usual - Queerty

Nicole Scherzinger: Gay people are more empathetic and understanding - PinkNews

Joan Rivers refuses to apologize for claiming Michelle Obama is "a transgender" - PinkNews

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