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GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, May 30, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Italy's LGBT movement and the advocates driving it forward - Towleroad

Arianna Huffington to receive the Trevor Project's "Trevor Hero Award" - The Huffington Post

Gallup's values and beliefs poll finds Americans are still split on the origins of being gay - The Huffington Post

New data documents high violence LGBT people experience - Elixher

President of the Black AIDS Institute: Gay men in New York did not and do not matter - The Huffington Post

Australia: Gay couple win legal battle to be named on birth certificate - PinkNews

National Park Service moves to identify, honor historic LGBT sites - Queerty

Kyrgyzstan urged by human rights group to scrap anti-gay bills - PinkNews

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Kluwe named grand marshal of Pride parade - Washington Blade

De Blasio kids to star in gay-fave parade as King Neptune and Queen Mermaid - Out

California proposes ban on "gay panic" defense in murder cases - Towleroad

Human rights group seeks recognition of gay couples' marriages in Michigan - PinkNews

Gay Republican groups denied booths at Texas Republican convention - Gay Star News

Family Research Council fellow blames Isla Vista shooting on marriage equality - Gay Star News

COMMENTARY

Happy birthday, Laverne Cox! - Feministing

Op-ed: Where Larry Kramer gets it wrong on Truvada - Out

Nostalgic for the lesbians of 1975-1985 - Washington Blade

Confessions of a beauty queer: The best goodbye of my life - Autostraddle

Op-ed: My kid's first dress - The Advocate

ENTERTAINMENT

Carmen Carrera fires back at T word critics - The Advocate

Jennifer Hudson is performing at gay pride fests in June for her original fans - Gay Star News

Fox News "expert" tries to apologize again, likens "homosexual impulses" to "serious psychological impairments" - Queerty

VIDEO: "State and Union" follows the hardships of Alabama's lesbian-led families - Towleroad

SPORTS

Emily Nkosi, like Griner, says Baylor was homophobic environment  - The Advocate

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