GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, May 13, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Jeb Bush, Paul Ryan insist "friendship" and "traditional marriage" can end poverty - The Huffington Post

In 2004, Obama judicial nominee tried to protect the "sanctity of marriage" from "activist judges" - BuzzFeed

2014 transgender violence statistics sobering thus far - The Huffington Post

Gay Mexican couple seeks right to marry - Washington Blade

Transportation secretary latest to endorse marriage equality - Washington Blade

Tenfold spike in anti-LGBT attacks in Uganda since anti-gay law's passage - The Advocate

Weather Channel caught in storm of controversy over sarcastic tweet - The Huffington Post

Watch trans women prosecuted under Sharia law in Malaysia tell their stories - BuzzFeed

NGOs boycott Eastern European and Central Asian AIDS Conference - GayAsiaNews

Taiwan gets new LGBT group to lobby for marriage equality - GayAsiaNews

First dating website for Indian lesbians launched - GayAsiaNews

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Arkansas asks court to stay ruling striking down marriage equality ban - The Huffington Post

VIDEO: Pro-equality attorney general running to replace anti-equality governor - The Huffington Post

Modern Family paid for all NYC marriage licenses today - OUT

Idaho Div. of Veterans Services deny lesbian veteran burial wish - The Rainbow Times

AUDIO: GOP candidate Ray Moore warns of "Holocaust" from teaching evolution and homosexuality - Towleroad

Michael Sam puts spotlight on Missouri's LGBT laws - The Advocate

NOM admits it can't find anyone in Oregon to back defense of marriage equality ban - PinkNews

Clay Aiken to suspend campaign after congressional opponent dies suddenly in fall - BuzzFeed

Nevada GOP forcefully defends removing anti-gay language from platform - The Huffington Post

BREAKING: Marriage equality suit filed in Alaska - The Advocate

Promise Place School: initiative for homeless LGBT youth - The Rainbow Times

COMMENTARY

Op-ed: Why Virginia is the next stop on the road to marriage equality - The Advocate

The sisterhood: black lesbian sororities foster inclusivity & fight stigma - Elixher

PHOTOS: A history of man-on-man affection - Queerty

Op-ed: I'm tired of waiting for my rights, so I'm running for Congress - The Advocate

Ms. in one hand, Playboy in the other: celebrating LGBT pride season 50 years after the sexual revolution - The Huffington Post

AUDIO: Jack Lorenz of Equality California talks transgender health care and equality - The Huffington Post

28 words of advice for anyone afraid of coming out - BuzzFeed

ENTERTAINMENT

Everything you need to know about Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst - BuzzFeed

Michelle Rodriguez, Evan Rachel Wood, Ruby Rose and more at an evening with women - After Ellen

"Broken Heart Land" documentary chronicles HIV/AIDS and LGBT awareness in America's heartland - The Huffington Post

Linda Perry reunites her band 4 Non Blondes, raises $600,00 for LA Gay & Lesbian Center - Gay Star News

SPORTS

Donald Trump thought Michael Sam was "pretty out there" for kissing his boyfriend - The Huffington Post

Ole Miss basketball star boycotting ESPN over "nasty" Michael Sam kiss, backtracks following outrage - Towleroad

Fox & Friends hosts are very worried over the future of homophobia in the NFL - Queerty

Michael Sam's jersey is already no. 2 in sales among NFL rookies - The Huffington Post

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