GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, June 23, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Costco, Netflix and Apple among LGBT community's top-perceived brands, per YouGov BrandIndex - The Huffington Post

First transgender priest speaks at the Washington National Cathedral - PinkNews

Organization is helping bisexuals be happily embraced by God - The Advocate

Obama's transgender equality campaign gets little attention - The Huffington Post

John Kerry: We must push back against violence and anti-gay laws globally - PinkNews

REPORT: Feds extend all possible benefits to same-sex couples, leaving rest to Congress - The Advocate

US could deny visas to LGBT rights offenders - The Advocate

GLAAD and Instagram launch #PridePortraits photo campaign - The Huffington Post

Tona Brown makes history as first trans African-American woman to play Carnegie Hall - Out

Point Foundation announces higher education scholarships - LGBT Weekly

US army records lesbian's discharge honorable 35 years after kicking her out - Gay Star News

Presbyterian  Church votes to allow marriage equality - The Huffington Post

PHOTOS: Bisexual conference garners mayoral proclamation - The Advocate

LGBT advocates from Caribbean, South America visit US - Washington Blade

OUT! Pride t-shirt by American Apparel - Out

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Man finally arrested over shooting of teen lesbian couple - PinkNews

Vigil for Florida trans woman found burned to death - Towleroad

NYC Pride and bisexual advocates reach understanding - The Advocate

WATCH: Even with DNA evidence, gay Texas dads still denied adoption rights - The Advocate

New York Senate blocks "gay conversion therapy," trans anti-discrimination bill - PinkNews

GLAD applauds Commonwealth's historic removal of barriers to transgender health care - The Rainbow Times

25 retired Republicans back marriage equality in Michigan - Gay Star News

Judge: County official can't appeal PA marriage equality ruling - The Advocate

After months of delay, Obama administration announces action on Uganda anti-LGBT law - BuzzFeed

Pastor sacked for officiating at gay son's wedding to begin appeal - PinkNews

COMMENTARY

WATCH: 9 strangest rants from NOM's March for Marriage - The Advocate

"Stonewall 45: Windows into LGBT history" to recount the story of 1969 uprising - The Huffington Post

15 essential books for young lesbians - BuzzFeed

10 reasons I have pride in parenting - The Advocate

ENTERTAINMENT

Ethan Hawke thinks gay-themed entertainment will cause decrease in teen suicide - Queerty

Openly gay singer Ferras is first to be signed to Katy Perry's record label, releases new single - Towleroad

The supernatural civil rights movement of True Blood - The Advocate

Jersey Boys movie review: Turning friend of Dorothy into friend of Bob - Out

Martin Sheen to play Jane Fonda's husband in Netflix comedy - Gay Star News

Actor Ralph Fiennes: I was asked not to employ a gay director in Russia - PinkNews

Laverne Cox shares her journey to living authentically as a trans woman - The Huffington Post

SPORTS

New Football Association chair: "Homophobia is unacceptable" - Gay Star News

Mexican, Brazilian teams may face penalties for slur-slinging fans - The Advocate

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