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GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, July 9, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Smoking now the biggest health risk for LGBT Americans, not HIV - Gay Star News

LGBT homeless shelter for 250 people planned for Poland - Gay Star News

State Dept. dodges question on Saudi LGBT equality record - Washington Blade

India: Bollywood's gay Romeo and Juliet back in production - PinkNews

National report documents hate violence against LGBT and HIV communities - The Rainbow Times

Video: Ukrainian gay club attacked by violent neo-Nazis - PinkNews

Six men convicted of homosexual acts in Morocco - Towleroad

Faith leaders sign letter opposing religious exemption for LGBT hiring non-discrimination - The Huffington Post

Maggie Gallagher trolls study that finds kids of gay parents are happier - The New Civil Rights Movement

Updated: After Hobby Lobby, seven top LGBT and civil rights orgs drop support for ENDA - The New Civil Rights Movement

Wiki Loves Pride Edit-A-Thons improve LGBT content on Wikipedia - Towleroad

LOCAL/REGIONAL

"AIDS Walk" is now "Walk to End HIV" - Washington Blade

South Dakota couples to Federal District Court: strike down state laws prohibiting marriage for same-sex couples - The Rainbow Times

Thousands of Apple employees celebrate San Francisco Pride in moving video - The Huffington Post

Episcopal churches go to court over $500 million in property over gay priests - PinkNews

How Houston media can fix its coverage of the non-discrimination fight - Equality Matters

Gay man punched in DC Safeway, employees allegedly helped attacker leave - The Advocate

Illinois trans woman alleges discrimination against Hobby Lobby - The Advocate

COMMENTARY

GLAAD co-chair: Few groups are at greater risk than transgender citizens - PinkNews

7 things I wish I could tell my gay teenage self - BuzzFeed

Why Ariel Schrag opted to chronicle queer life through straight man's eyes in her new book - The Huffington Post

The misadventures of dating when queer and crippled: The art of rejection - The Huffington Post

Gendering improv - The Huffington Post

Flirting with Danger: dating fails on the autism spectrum - Autostraddle

PHOTOS: A deep dive into identities of queer teens - Queerty

You won't believe the homophobic things this Fox News reporter said while "investigating" a Pride march - Queerty

ENTERTAINMENT

Vine's most popular user apologizes for calling a HIV a "fag" disease - PinkNews

Lance Bass on "Kidnapped for Christ," NSYNC, and southern weddings - Out

R. Kelly's ex, Jay Kelly's mom, on loving their trans son - The Advocate

WATCH: YouTube's RJ Aguiar sets the record bi - The Advocate

Hollywood's overrepresentation of white, gay men - Towleroad

Uber butch: an interview with Lea DeLaria - The Huffington Post

Rosie O'Donnell is returning to The View - PinkNews

9 thinks you need to know about Ellen's new lifestyle brand - BuzzFeed

Watch! Hulu's "East Los High" has a Latina lesbian relationship - AfterEllen

US Big Brother has gay-straight showmance - Gay Star News

SPORTS

National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame announces new inductees - Towleroad

Former college and NFL football player Brad Thorson comes out publicly as gay - Gay Star News

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