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GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, November 21, 2013

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NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Study: Disadvantages for LGBT workers start in childhood - Advocate

Equal marriage passes crucial vote in Scotland - BuzzFeed

Church of Scotland: We won't support equal marriage despite historic vote - PinkNews

Coca-Cola refuses to help Russian gay people at Olympics - Gay Star News

China's First Lady hears call from mothers for greater acceptance of LGBT children - Gay Star News

Statement by Secretary Kerry: Transgender Day of Remembrance - LGBT Weekly

Obama memorializes Martin Luther King, Jr.'s strategist Bayard Rustin, who is gay - Queerty

LGBT workers caught in stand off as ENDA blocked - Washington Blade

European Parliament for the first time allocates major fund to comabting anti-LGBT discrimination - PinkNews

LGBT parents' equality - Family Relationships Bill - Alan Shatter - EILE Magazine

Ireland's President Higgins meets TENI, discusses trans equality - EILE Magazine

Aung San Suu Kyi: Stigma against HIV and anti-LGBT laws are costing lives in Burma - PinkNews

Ikea under fire for removing lesbian interview from magazine in Russian edition to "remain neutral" - PinkNews

UK government to crack down on "gay cures" - Gay Star News

Vladimir Putin denounces "xenophobia" toward "people with non-traditional sexual orientations" - BuzzFeed

Corporate world getting ready to boycott anti-LGBT countries - Gay Star News

Four "suspected lesbians" freed in Senegal for lack of evidence - Towleroad

Why a transgender woman got fined after presenting train ticket - The Huffington Post

Nike kicks off marriage campaign with $280K donation - Advocate

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Teacher who is a lesbian says she was fired for helping LGBT students - The Huffington Post

Lesbian and bi women in Missouri part of health study - Washington Blade

Bishop Robinson to speak in Baltimore - Washington Blade

LGBT "Local Heroes" honored - LGBT Weekly

San Diego LGBT equality groups rally to "Defend Trans Rights": Nov 22 - LGBT Weekly

Standing up for the humanity of a Colorado trans teen - LGBT Weekly

Married LGBT couples in Tennessee ask court for immediate protection of their families - The Rainbow Times

LA LGBT Center secures federal grant - Washington Blade

Gay Republican enters Council race - Washington Blade

COMMENTARY

We matter! Transgender Day of Remembrance 2013 - The Huffington Post

Op-ed: The (non) problem with men in dresses - Advocate

16 beautiful portraits of humans who happen to be trans - PolicyMic

Our transgender Heroes: Remember those who have paved the way - Queerty

Gay parenting is just parenting: YourTango panelists sound off - The Huffington Post

The growing important of trans remembrance - The Huffington Post

Islan Nettles' murder and the shameful (non-) response of LGB people - The Huffington Post

Illinois Governor signs marriage equality bill into law - BuzzFeed

The conservative media's responsibility for transphobic violence - Equality Matters

ENTERTAINMENT

If you said 10 years ago someone like her would be famous, this actress might have laughed at you - Upworthy

X Factor's James Arthur in spat with Lucy Spraggan over his use of the word "queer" - PinkNews

Will Justin Timberlake condemn Russia's anti-gay laws when he performs there? - Towleroad

Stephen Colbert presses Rick Santorum on marriage equality: "Hasn't this one slipped away from us?" - The Huffington Post

Ellen DeGeneres on Hallmark's ornament controversy - The Huffington Post

Rad LGBT DJs - After Ellen

Which X-Men character just came out as gay? - Advocate

The creators of "Looking" do not want show to be the gay "Girls" - Queerty

Carmen Carrera discusses transphobia on HuffPost Live - The Huffington Post

SPORTS

Report: NFL plans to sign openly gay player fell apart last spring - Towleroad

NFL hazing and Jonathan Martin's "man card" - Sociological Images

PHOTOS: Gay Nasvhville Rugby team raising funds and eyebrows with naked calendar - Queerty

Sports movement needs our straight allies - Washington Blade

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