GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, June 3, 2014

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VIDEO: Marriott kicks off #LoveTravels campaign, showcases LGBT community - Towleroad

UN calls for an end to forced sterilization of trans and intersex people - PinkNews

Republican pundit Meghan McCain joins GLAAD board of directors - Gay Star News

African Commission on human rights passes LGBT resolution - The Advocate

Bayer sued over refusal to pay out survivor benefits to gay widower - Gay Star News

PHOTOS: The eclectic pride of Brussels - The Advocate

StoryCorps takes on its first LGBT project - Frontiers LA


California Assembly passes bill to respect trans people's gender on death certificates - The Advocate

California Baptist Church changes views on being gay after pastor's son comes out - The Huffington Post

Idaho governor requests 11-judge panel to hear appeal against marriage equality - PinkNews

VIDEO: Gay couple kicked out of Mississippi restaurant on "What Would You Do?" - Towleroad

Bozeman, Montana unanimously passes LGBT non-discrimination ordinance - Towleroad


16 heartbreaking confessions about coming out - BuzzFeed

The gay rights fight of the '70s is chronicled in an amazing compilation of vintage TV clips - Queerty

Reconciling Jewish, queer identities - The Advocate

Black America, stop hatin' on Black transwomen - TransGriot


"JUST GENDER" documentary explores what it really means to be transgender - The Huffington Post

Artist explores Holocaust from transgender perspective - Queerty

Actor fired for throwing out heckler who was shouting "f****t" - Gay Star News

Webcomic "Becoming Me" shows what it's like to a young trans woman around town - Autostraddle

Lambda Literary Awards handed out for best LGBT books - Towleroad

PHOTOS: Courtney Love & Conchita Wurst at Life Ball 2014 - Out

Jonah Hill yells homophobic slur at photographer complimenting his outfit - Queerty


Changing the tide for gay surfers - Out

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