GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, May 16, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Gay penguins adopt chick abandoned by straight parents at Kent Zoo - Gay Star News

Beijing court agrees to hear "ex-gay therapy" complaint case - Gay Star News

Stonewall boss refuses to boycott hotel owned by Sultan of Brunei who wants to execute gays - PinkNews

Prestigious magazine awards snub Dorchester Hotel due to Brunei's death-by-stoning law for gays - PinkNews

Austria's schools to re-issue grad transcripts to transgender residents - The Huffington Post

Mariela Castro continues to fight for LGBT equality in Cuba - OUT

Lesbian PAC unveils first midterm election endorsement - The Huffington Post

Israel changes laws for gender confirmation - Washington Blade

HIV prevention pill gets CDC endorsement, advocates hail "wonderful" decision and slam critics - BuzzFeed

International web forum on "LGBTI Rights Under Threat," May 16 - LGBT Weekly

Uganda Ethics Minister: HIV support groups are "promoting homosexuality" and I will close them down - PinkNews

Russia to create their own drag queen-free Eurovision - Towleroad

LOCAL/REGIONAL

VIDEO: Vote on Houston's LGBT equality ordinance delayed - Towleroad

Houston trans community, if you want you your human rights, time to fight! - TransGriot

Maryland governor signs trans nondiscrimination bill into law - The Advocate

SC colleges in LGBT controversy may get funding back, with strings attached - The Advocate

Group demands hormones trans Georgia inmate - Washington Blade

Openly gay Missouri politician: stories like Michael Sam's help repeal state's marriage - The Huffington Post

Protesters stage stage at health conference because NY's trans healthcare failure is inexcusable - Autostraddle

COMMENTARY

Watch MSNBC's Josh Barro expose the deadly consequences of HIV stigma - Equality Matters

Op-ed: The stoning problem isn't just in Brunei - The Advocate

Brides seeing their brides for the first time on their wedding day - BuzzFeed

VIDEO: Ronan Farrow examines the ban on transgender military service - Towleroad

The attempts to demonize pro-equality Republicans - LGBT Weekly

LGBTs to our doctors: know us as people - The Huffington Post

ENDA's long, frustrating path - Washington Blade

He/she/it...me - The Huffington Post

Photographer attempts to capture LGBT America in 10,000 portraits - BuzzFeed

ENTERTAINMENT

Kirk Cameron needs donations to win "war" against the anti-American gay agenda - Queerty

VIDEO: Seth Meyers unveils rejected SNL sketch with trans character "Jennjamin Franklin" - Towleroad

WATCH: Jesse Tyler Ferguson dishes on historic Modern Family wedding - The Advocate

Carmen Carrera to star in new VH1 reality show TransAmerica - OUT

Jane Lynch shares her experiences growing up gay in "It Got Better" - The Huffington Post

VIDEO: Documentary takes aim at LGBT prejudice, HIV/AIDS awareness in American heartland - Towleroad

SPORTS

Magic Johnson comments on Donald Sterling's "AIDS" shade: "It's disturbing" - Queerty

Peyton Manning supports Michael Sam and anti-gay politicians - Queerty

Male soccer players share kiss after win--and apparently people need answers about it - The Huffington Post

Oprah Winfrey Network plans Michael Sams series - The Huffington Post

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