GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, June 11, 2014

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Denmark: Forced sterilization dropped for legal gender recognition - PinkNews

Seventeen trans women arrested in Malaysia ahead of court challenge to Sharia law - BuzzFeed

Thousands sign petition against appointment of "homophobe" as UN Assembly President - PinkNews

Obama: It's great that discrimination laws now protect trans students - PinkNews

Joana Estrela takes us to Pride in Lithuania in her comic "Propaganda" - Autostraddle

90 liberal groups renew call for end to "damaging" Bush-era religious freedom ruling - BuzzFeed

Poll: Majority of Americans oppose trans people using preferred bathroom - PinkNews

Nordstrom marked Pride month with this beautiful Instagram photo - The Huffington Post

You should go: Autostraddlers are meetin' all over the world for Pride! - Autostraddle

Southern Baptist Convention elects leader who thinks Satan "broke" gay people - PinkNews

Italy gets first gay themed pasta television commercial - Gay Star News

US Attorney General: Boy Scouts' ban on gay members is a "relic of prejudice" - PinkNews

America's most LGBT friendly cities ranked by Vocative's "Queer Index" - The Huffington Post


New York State Assembly passes transgender non-discrimination bill - BuzzFeed

Salt Lake City cop who allegedly refused to work Pride parade resigns - The Huffington Post

American Civil Liberties Union files lawsuit against Alabama's equal marriage ban - PinkNews

This gay Russian couple is helping other LGBT immigrants find their way in New York - BuzzFeed

 Police investigate violent attack during pride event in Detroit - PinkNews

Trans woman files complaint against hookah bar that labeled her "gay bitch" - PinkNews


Beyond definition: On queer Black love and my kaleidoscope identity - Autostraddle

Why I'm genderqueer, professional and unafraid - The Huffington Post

18 things you experience at your first Pride parade - BuzzFeed

Dear Dad, Happy Father's Day: A gift from your gay son - The Huffington Post

"God don't make no mistakes": Common sense, faith-based celebration of gender minorities - The Huffington Post

Dr. Herukhuti on sexual imperialism, homonormativity, & bi-erasure - One Plus Love


Laverne Cox returns to "Katie," shows how to do a "teachable moment" right - Autostraddle

Marriage equality comes to Final Fantasy XIV with new software patch - Gay Star News

Stars to come out for next Monday's TrevorLIVE - After Ellen


Rugby player banned from gay for anti-gay abuse - Gay Star News

Retired NBA player Rich Fox calls Jason Collins and Michael Sam "brave men" - Gay Star News

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