GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, May 2, 2014

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Kenyan film director argues "homosexuality is not un-African, homophobia is" - PinkNews

GLAAD co-chair Jennifer Finney Boylan joins Barnard College - The Advocate

French lesbian couple told they cannot adopt child--despite biological link - PinkNews

Russia's biggest LGBT equality protest held since anti-gay laws were enforced - Gay Star News

Three Hampshire police officers sacked over homophobic bullying - PinkNews

Men's event raises $650k-plus for Fenway Health - The Rainbow Times


Idaho veteran offers burial plot so lesbian can be buried next to her wife - Towleroad

Whitney Lee, transgender inmate, sues state over refusal of hormone treatment - The Huffington Post

NCTE welcomes Philadelphia settlement with trans worker, lauds feds for supporting case - National Center for Transgender Equality

Red-faced college does about-face and re-invites Dustin Lance Black to speak at graduation - Gay Star News

Judge Mary Yu makes history as first Asian, and first gay member of Washington State Supreme Court - Towleroad

54 lawyers back campaign for marriage equality in Wyoming - Gay Star News


Haunting photos of gay people cuddling a century ago - Queerty

Meet Hollywood's best lesbian character in a long time - BuzzFeed

"Giving Out" to LGBT organizations of color - The Rainbow Times

Exclusive Q&A with Sylvain Bruni, Boston Pride's new president - The Rainbow Times


Robin Roberts talks coming out on Ellen - Elixher

MTV launches "Look Different" - After Ellen

Mel Brooks says execs wanted to cut "gay scene" from Blazing Saddles - Queerty

Actor who played gay role in US soap has chance to make Daytime Emmy history - Gay Star News

During candid interview, Ellen DeGeneres congratulates an emotional Ellen Page on coming out - Gay Star News

Natalie Cassidy: I was "naive" to quit Eastenders over lesbian storyline - PinkNews

VIDEO: "The Case Against 8" Prop 8 documentary gets a full trailer - Towleroad


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