GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, May 5, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

LGBT Syrians seek refuge in Lebanon - Washington Blade

VIDEO: ACLU's "My Big Gay (Il)legal wedding" is offering you a chance to crash the ceremony - The Huffington Post

Cuba to host international LGBT conference - Washington Blade

New Zealand trans teen makes history in beauty pageant - Gay Star News

Kerry touches upon LGBT equality in Ethiopia speech - Washington Blade

Richard Branson announces virgin boycott of Brunei-owned hotels over "stone the gays" law - PinkNews

Focus on diversity at White House dinner - Washington Blade

WATCH: Correspondents' dinner a mixed bag - The Advocate

Gene Robinson, first out Episcopal Bishop, to divorce husband - BuzzFeed

Brazil's gay pride marchers call for anti-discrimination laws - The Huffington Post

New tools to help Iranian LGBT people cope with harsh anti-gay laws - Gay Asia News

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Salvation Army refuses to house homeless transgender woman because she hasn't had surgery - PinkNews

A victory for Iowans living with HIV and AIDS - The Huffington Post

Appeals court to hear appeal against gender reassignment for trans inmate - PinkNews

Missouri judge grants first divorce to gay couple - Towleroad

VIDEO: Freedom to Marry launches TV ad in Oklahoma to build support for marriage equality - Towleroad

Church unites for those living with AIDS - GBM News

COMMENTARY

The TransAdvocate interviews Judith Butler - The Huffington Post

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves aims to educate the trans masses - The Advocate

The nature of capitalism and the challenge for the LGBT community - The Huffington Post

Photo book documenting gender non-conforming summer camp aims to humanize LGBT children - Queerty

ENTERTAINMENT

George Takei, Orange is the New Black and Kylie Minogue honored at 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards - OUT

Ms. Cleo talks about coming out, says she's "as gay as a two dollar bill" - The Huffington Post

Orange is the New Black wins GLAAD Media Award - The Huffington Post

Kirk Cameron says Christians should clean their own house before condemning marriage equality - Gay Star News

Celebrities shine on GLAAD's New York City red carpet - Gay Star News

SPORTS

MTV's True Life follows two gay athletes as they come out to their teams - The Huffington Post

NFL Hall of Famers: Michael Sam will be accepted for who he is - PinkNews

VIDEO: Notre Dame releases "You Can Play" video featuring gay athletes, allies - Towleroad

 

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