GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, November 5, 2013

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New campaign highlights disparities, discrimination in state adoption laws - Advocate

Barilla Pasta announces new company "diversity and inclusion" initiative - Advocate

In Chile's transgender circus, performers have a refuge from discrimination - BuzzFeed

Amnesty International condemns anti-gay attack on Russian HIV group, leaving man blinded in eye - PinkNews

LGBT equality victories pile up in 2013 - The Huffington Post

Senate clears procedural hurdle to LGBT anti-bias bill, setting up final vote this week - BuzzFeed

Jeff Flake opposes discrimination against LGB (but not T) people - The Huffington Post

Jeff Merkley takes up mantle of LGBT equality from Ted Kennedy - The Huffington Post

VIDEO: Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) gives first floor speech since 2012 stroke, in support of ENDA - Towleroad

VIDEO: Bryan Fischer complains there's no protection in ENDA for heterosexuals - Towleroad

Religious exemptions in ENDA endorsed by some advocacy groups, questioned by others - Towleroad

WATCH: First openly gay senator Tammy Baldwin on "courage" of those supporting ENDA - Advocate


Small Mississippi town successfully prevents lesbian from opening gay bar - Queerty

Plan for Washington DC national LGBT museum - Gay Star News

Parents sue New Jersey for right to "turn" their gay son straight - Gay Star News


Making communities LGBT aging friendly - The Huffington Post

Executive at conservative media watchdog group accuses me of bias for not outing myself as transgender - The Huffington Post

Op-ed: People like us, people like them: when identities are more than gay/straight/black/white - Advocate

The 7 worst arguments in The Heritage Foundation's new anti-ENDA report - Equality Matters

Creating trans-friendly workplaces: Congress needs to catch up to Corporate America - The Huffington Post


The top 25 lesbian/bi characters on TV right now - AfterEllen

Eminem insists his use of "f***t" in lyrics not aimed at gay people - Gay Star News

Go, gay Power Ranger! - Advocate


AllOut's short film imagines what it could be like for a gay olympian to win in Sochi - BuzzFeed

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