GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, October 25, 2013

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Spike in Russian LGBTs seeking asylum in United States - Gay Star News

Church of Scotland: Banning condoms in saunas will hamper fight against HIV - PinkNews

Gambia's gay community faces discrimination in exile - The Huffington Post

ACT drops transgender and intersex people from the marriage equality bill at last moment - The Huffington Post

"25 For Trevor" initiative launched by Wade Addison aims to benefit The Trevor Project - The Huffington Post

Does the Stonewall commemorative plaque erase trans people's role in riots? - Advocate

Poll: 67% of Americans believe marriage equality is "inevitable everywhere in US" - PinkNews

UK man jailed for abusing gay neighbors released after two weeks - Gay Star News

Study shows HIV "much harder" to cure than previously thought - PinkNews


Michigan Governor: Being fired for being gay is a "hypothetical situation" - Queerty

Ken Cuccinelli's homophobia means Virginia sexual predators could go free - Queerty

Grove City College professor claims marriage equality part of Marxist plot to destroy family - Gay Star News

NOM openly lobbies to repeal CA law protecting transgender students - Equality Matters

New Jersey marriage equality legalization presents questions, answers - The Huffington Post

Pennsylvania AG Kathleen Kane targeted for impeachment for refusing to defend gay marriage ban - Towleroad

VIDEO: Right-wingers claim trans Colorado student is "visually raping" girls in the locker room - Towleroad

Cops arrest second suspect in trans woman's Hollywood beating - Advocate

VIDEO: Patrons rally around Kansas waiter refused tip for being gay, called a "f**" - Towleroad


"BOYS" contributors talk queer issues on HuffPost Live - The Huffington Post

Are we post-sexuality yet? My date with a straight guy - The Huffington Post


VIDEO: Voting makes you gay - Towleroad

Jesse Tyler Ferguson on LGBT equality: "This is the defining civil rights movement of our time" - The Huffington Post

Paula Pell on being out in the "SNL" writers' room and her new web series - After Ellen

Let Bridegroom explain the urgency of equality - Advocate



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