GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, March 18, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Scottish Catholic adoption agency given green light to continue discriminating against gay people - PinkNews

Press tycoon Rupert Murdoch attacks gay groups for "bullying" - Gay Star News

Ford is the only company left supporting basically anti-gay parade - The Huffington Post

Author of Russian anti-gay law sanctioned by US over role in Ukraine crisis - PinkNews

Russia: Moscow's largest gay club closes after string of vigilante attacks - PinkNews

Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy admits it was a "mistake" to drag his chain into marriage equality debate - Gay Star News

Obamacare insurers to cover same-sex spouses - The Rainbow Times

High court: Can corporations exercise religion to discriminate? - The Rainbow Times

Romanian parliament committee  civil unions bill for gay and straight couples - Gay Star News

Teen boy given up by adoptive parents for being gay in Italy - Gay Star News

LOCAL/REGIONAL

LGBT homeless youth summit May 2-5 in Chicago - The Rainbow Times

Protests at New York's St. Patrick's Day Parade through the years (PHOTOS) - The Huffington Post

Anti-gay evangelist Scott Lively marches in Boston St. Patrick's parade, gays remain banned - PinkNews

NYC man awarded $500,000 for wrongful HIV firing - Towleroad

Wyoming legislator says gay people purposefully infected women to spread AIDS to straight people - Queerty

Illinois Republicans who voted for marriage equality under political attack - Towleroad

Adele songs turn people gay, claims Texas doctor - Gay Star News

COMMENTARY

Kitty Genovese's secret lesbian history - AfterEllen

I dated a trans guy in college--why do you ask? - BuzzFeed

Watch now! "First Kiss NYC" has more diversity, female strangers kissing each other - AfterEllen

HIV-positive, homeless, and gay in New York at the age of 16? Give this story a listen - Upworthy

Homophobes & LGBT get close in "First Gay Hug" viral video - Instinct

VIDEO: 17-year-old Japanese student comes out in inspiring "I have a dream, too" speech - Towleroad

WATCH: How has marriage equality affected gay couples' dating? - The Advocate

My personal is political: Reconciling my queer trauma with my feminism - Autostraddle

Op-ed: LA PRIDE makes a transgender first - The Advocate

ENTERTAINMENT

MTV's fake-lesbian series aims to inspire, not offend - BuzzFeed

"Orange is the New Black" Paleyfest panel reveals cool stuff about season two - Autostraddle

Alert: Sia just released her new song and it makes your faves completely and utterly irrelevant - BuzzFeed

Lance Bass: "I'm sure" there has been a gay president - The Huffington Post

Wendy Williams apologizes for transphobic panel discussion - The Advocate

Nate Berkus on his wedding plans, Banana Republic campaign with Jeremiah Brent - The Huffington Post

Harry Belafonte calls for US to review its aid to all countries with anti-gay laws - Gay Star News

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