GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, March 17, 2014

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NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Obama administration orders some insurers to cover gay spouses - The Huffington Post

The next London Pride will be crowdfunded - Gay Star News

Homophobia costs India an estimated $31 billion annually - should development institutions care? - BuzzFeed

Israel: Minister quashes proposed gay surrogacy law - PinkNews

Elton John AIDS Foundation is largest funder of LGBT programs for black Americans - LGBT Weekly

Gay man sues China's largest search engine for promoting conversion therapy - Gay Star News

Taiwan to air first gay family comedy - Gay Star News

Australian PM challenged on marriage equality stance by student - Gay Star News

Report: First arrests in Uganda under anti-gay law - Towleroad

Billy Graham's son: Obama could learn from Putin's homophobia - The Advocate

First Asian Pink Awards honor 15 amazing heroes - Gay Star News

"Anti-homosexuals apartheid" in Cameroon says pro-gay lawyer - Gay Star News

Hong Kong Anglican Church opposes Christian school's ban on gay teachers - Gay Star News

LOCAL/REGIONAL

More questions answered in tragic lesbian couple murder - Elixher

Despite luck of the Irish, Guinness, Heineken, and Sam Adams drop sponsorship of anti-LGBT St. Patrick's Parades - Autostraddle

Boston mayor to sit out St. Patrick's Day Parade over ban on LGBT participation - BuzzFeed

Stonewall Inn dropping Guinness for its sponsorship of the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade - Gay Star News

Citing religious beliefs, Indiana bakery refuses to bake cake for gay couple's ceremony - Gay Star News

Boy reportedly told not to wear My Little Pony backpack to class - The Huffington Post

Tennessee ordered  to recognize marriages of three gay couples during legal challenge - Gay Star News

California may get foster care alternative for homeless teens - The Huffington Post

Oregon Attorney General rules against backers of anti-gay "Religious Freedom" ballot measure - Towleroad

Trans contestant is Miss Congeniality at California beauty pageant - The Advocate

New York City church announcement board calls for the stoning of gay people - Gay Star News

Another federal court decision proves that marriage equality is coming to the south sooner than anyone thought - Queerty

Arkansas high school refuses to run openly gay student's yearbook profile - Towleroad

COMMENTARY

Transgender advocate Cecilia Gentili on identity and putting the "T" back in "LGBT" - The Huffington Post

Did the story of Iowa teen hero Zach Wahls accidentally create the popular site Upworthy? - Queerty

Comment: Gay lawyers and the quiet revolution you haven't even heard of - PinkNews

The incredibly true adventures of a lesbian bartender: That time I met a homophobic anti-Semite - The Huffington Post

8 myths about transgender men's genital reconstructions - The Huffington Post

PHOTOS: Kristy Boyce photographs LGBT Russians to protest Putin's antigay policy - Queerty

PHOTOS: Inside the intimate world of trans and queer men - Queerty

A brief history of gays and the St. Patrick's Day Parade - The Advocate

Op-ed: The policies keeping trans people from military service - The Advocate

ENTERTAINMENT

Fox News' defense of anti-gay discrimination at NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade - Equality Matters

Game developers conference tackles LGBT representation in video games - The Advocate

Romi Klinger "The Real L Word" star talks coming out as bisexual - The Huffington Post

Wendy Williams Show debate about transgender athlete turns transphobic - Gay Star News

Laverne Cox is the woman we've been waiting for - BuzzFeed

SPORTS

VIDEO: US PGA golfer Brandt Snedeker says he'd welcome openly gay player - Towleroad

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