GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, June 27, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

First same-sex couple legally marries in Australia at UK's Sydney consulate - Gay Star News

Candidate for EU President under fire over "politically transsexual" joke - PinkNews

IRS pays $50,000 to anti-gay group NOM to settle lawsuit - PinkNews

140 religious leaders petition for exemption from Obama's pending LGBT executive order - Towleroad

Miss Gay Nicaragua vows to fight homophobia - The Huffington Post

UN Human Rights Council adopts resolution on "protection of the family" - BuzzFeed

There's an LGBT Pride Easter egg hidden in Google Docs spreadsheet - BuzzFeed

Betty Crocker asks people to bake rainbow desserts for Pride month and show them off - Towleroad

Survey: Same-sex couples spend less, innovate more in weddings - The Advocate

Luminaries, leaders chart path to global LGBT equality - The Advocate

LOCAL/REGIONAL

New York state sued because trans-exclusionary Medicaid regulation has got to do - Autostraddle

Utah ruling regarding marriage equality contains two historic firsts - The Huffington Post

Colorado county issues same-sex couples marriage licenses even though state official says they're invalid - BuzzFeed

Mayor makes last-ditch attempt to keep lesbian ex-Chief of Police out of job - PinkNews

This is what the first 24 hours of marriage equality in Indian looks like - BuzzFeed

Washington state ends discrimination in trans health care - The Advocate

New LGBT Health Center opens in Harlem - Washington Blade

WATCH: Out trans students celebrate graduation at Catholic schools - The Advocate

COMMENTARY

Baptizing children of gay couples could become new battleground, say religious experts - The Huffington Post

One year later, Kaplan reflects on victory against DOMA - Washington Blade

Brava, Tona! - TransGriot

Time to finish the job on LGBT immigration: US v Windsor, one year on - The Huffington Post

ENTERTAINMENT

Shia LeBeouf calls police officer "f**" during "Cabaret" theater arrest - PinkNews

Sia and the NYC Gay Men's Chorus perform "Chandelier" - Out

Sam Smith, after coming out as gay, breaks US sales records - Gay Star News

Calling himself "an a-hole," Gay Oldman apologizes for defending use of slurs by Alec Baldwin and Mel Gibson - Gay Star News

VIDEO: Demi Lovato shows her pride, releases "Really Don't Care" - Towleroad

SPORTS

Soccer's trans superstar - Out

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