GLAAD Link - your daily round up of LGBT news, May 9, 2014


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Japan: 70% of LGBT pupils bullied in school, 30% contemplate suicide - PinkNews

Dorchester Collection responds to boycott over Brunei "stone the gays" law - PinkNews

Why didn't Baroness Warsi speak out against Brunei's anti-gay kaw when she met the Sultan? - PinkNews

New study highlights high rates of LGBT discrimination in the criminal justice system - The Huffington Post

Hallmark introduces "two mums" Mother's Day card - PinkNews

Bill would extend social security benefits to all married couples - The Advocate

Trial delayed for LGBT Ugandans as advocates picket President in London - The Advocate

Nintendo insults gay gamers, now here's what you can do about it - Queerty

Russia officially approves gay rights protest for the first time - Gay Star News

Syphilis cases surge among gay and bisexual men - PinkNews

Eurovision hosts banned from wearing rainbow to protest anti-gay laws - Gay Star News


Meet NYC's queer Arab-American family - The Advocate

Oregon bar owner accused of anti-trans discrimination - The Advocate

NY lawmaker looks to simplify name change for trans residents - The Advocate

Indiana state government still appealing recognition of dying lesbian's marriage - Gay Star News

Michigan marriage equality supporters launch campaign for 2016 ballot effort - Towleroad


I hear them breathing: trans women, prison, and the limits of tolerance - Feministing

Confessions of a single gay dad: I dread Mother's Day - The Huffington Post

Poet Becker explores lesian friendships - Washington Blade

This mom says what every transgender child should hear - The Huffington Post

The effects of bullying - The Huffington Post

Op-ed: HIV can still land you in jail - The Advocate

Op-ed: The 6 gay men who are changing the world - The Advocate


Morning brew: Ellen Page talks relationships, coming out in "Hollywood Reporter" - AfterEllen

Metal band Cynic's Paul Masividal and Sean Reinert come out as gay - The Advocate

Antigay Benham brothers respond to cancelation of HGTV reality show - The Advocate

6 lesbian web series you should probably be watching - BuzzFeed


Michael Sam could be drafted by a team in a state where he could be fired for being gay - BuzzFeed

Visa taps Michael Sam for major endorsement - OUT

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