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GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, March 12, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Virgin CEO Richard Branson explains why LGBT diversity is good for business - Gay Star News

Lesbian elected to Columbian Congress - Washington Blade

New video series addresses trans healthcare myths - National Center for Transgender Equality

Former legal adviser to Ugandan President demands repeal of anti-gay law - PinkNews

Iran's gay underground railroad is a ride to a brighter future - Queerty

Pro-LGBT Chilean president takes office - Washington Blade

Lesbian couple to be first to marry at the Roman Baths - PinkNews

Brewer's "Turn Away the Gay" veto not universally popular at CPAC - Washington Blade

Far-right minister: Gay people responsible for Ukraine Crisis - The Advocate

Australian psychologist fights for the right to ban being gay - PinkNews

Kenya government to investigate non-enforcement of law banning gay couples - Gay Star News

Trans woman aims to make history by climbing Mount Everest - Gay Star News

How the National Organization for Marriage was banished to the basement at CPAC 2014 - The Huffington Post

LOCAL/REGIONAL

ACLU withdraws request for injunction blocking marriage equality ban, requests expedited ruling in Wisconsin - Towleroad

Details emerge in murder of black lesbian Texas couple - Elixher

California Governor: LGBT equality advocates have been on the "cutting edge" of pushing for equality - PinkNews

Boston's St. Patrick's Day "LGBT & Allies Celebration" expected to draw crowd - The Rainbow Times

Kansas bill would ban anti-LGBT discrimination - PinkNews

COMMENTARY

Gay Tennessee 12-year-old still fighting the "Don't Say Gay" bill he helped kill - The Advocate

GLAAD Tidings: A lunch with Sarah Kate Ellis - Towleroad

15 comics for anyone struggling to explain what it means to be queer - BuzzFeed

The financial effects of DOMA: Usher in a new year Money Minute - The Advocate

Op-ed: Uganda's top tabloid isn't news, it's a hit list - The Advocate

It's about time we stop praising companies for being gay-inclusive and just expect it - Queerty

Bipartisan organizations will shape our movement - Washington Blade

Congrats, Cecilia! - TransGriot

Op-ed: In defense of Looking - The Advocate

ENTERTAINMENT

Game of Thrones actor Kristian Nairn reveals he's gay - The Advocate

Tilda Swinton shames Putin, praises gay people and is basically the coolest person alive - Queerty

Sia: I do NOT endorse Sarah Palin using "Titanium" for anti-gay speech - PinkNews

Fox's newest cop comedy is quietly breaking ground - The Advocate

"The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived" is a charming children's fairytale with a gay twist - The Huffington Post

Transgender teens Katie Hill and Arin Andrews to release two separate memoirs - Queerty

Meet Teen Wolf's new gay lacrosse player, Khylin Rambo - Queerty

Brandi Carlile and her wife are expecting - After Ellen

New original web series, "Gays," premiers episodes three and four March 16 - LGBT Weekly

Which character from "The L Word" are you? - BuzzFeed

Top 5 LGBT TV characters named Alex - Autostraddle

SPORTS

Brooklyn Nets sign Jason Collins for the rest of the season - Towleroad

Football fan's anti-gay banner to be investigated by UEFA - Gay Star News

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