GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, July 8, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Russian Orthodox priest claims the World Cup is gay propaganda - Gay Star News

Christian bakery faces legal action for refusing to make "support marriage equality" Bert and Ernie cake - PinkNews

Honduran LGBT advocate "fighting to stay alive" - Washington Blade

Study: Use of PrEP drug could lower herpes infection rates - PinkNews

Surprise, study confirms hiring discrimination against LGBT people is real - Autostraddle

No, JPMorgan Chase doesn't have an "LGBT loyalty test" for employees - Equality Matters

When your own college wouldn't want you because you're gay: Evangelical leaders ask for right to discriminate - The Huffington Post

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Lesbian veteran sues Idaho for burial rights in spouse's cemetery - Washington Blade

Californian law makes marriage gender neutral - PinkNews

Bishop who is married lesbian forms more gay-inclusive congregation - PinkNews

Clerk files petition with Supreme Court to halt marriage equality in Pennsylvania - Towleroad

Missouri county will not be defending state's ban on marriage equality - PinkNews

Arizona could enjoy nearly $62 million economic boost over three years with marriage equality - Gay Star News

COMMENTARY

How the international community helps and hurts the LGBT rights movement in Nigeria - The Huffington Post

Op-ed: At the last moment, I chose to live - The Advocate

WATCH: Stephanie Miller mocks GOP downplay of "war on women" - The Advocate

You belong in the gay community - The Huffington Post

16 LGBT coming out stories - BuzzFeed

ENTERTAINMENT

"The gay-friendliest writer in television" comes out in his 50s - The Huffington Post

Meredith Baxter takes on Hollywood - Out

SPORTS

Football player Brad Thorson comes out, hopes to help other closeted athletes - Queerty

VIDEO: Gay Australian rugby team wins historic game - LGBT Weekly

LGBT Olympian documentary "To Russia with Love" debuts - AfterEllen

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