GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, October 8, 2013

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Home Depot targeted gay employees for firing after financial crisis, lawsuit claims - The Huffington Post

London: Man accused of stabbing transgender woman to death in her bedroom - PinkNews

Cyprus adds sexual orientation and gender identiy to anti vilification code - Gay Star News

LGBT family books make American Library Association's list of banned books - Towleroad

Kuwait ot perform "medical tests" to keep LGBTs out of country - Queerty


Illinois military veterans join campaign for same-sex marriage - Gay Star News

University of Mississippi: Full audience to attend LGBT session for interrupting Matthew Shepard Play - PinkNews

On the (queer) waterfront: Brooklyn's hidden LGBT past - Out

Fayetteville State University to become third HBCU with LGBT center - TransGriot

Gary Hall says homophobia is a sin; National Cathedral Dean speaks out during LGTB Weekend of Honor - The Huffington Post

PHOTOS: Gay Days Anaheim 2013 - Advocate


When the rejected became the mainstream - The Huffington Post

Lessons from coming out in 1976 - The Huffington Post


Annie Lennox opens new centre for HIV and sexual health
- PinkNews

Betty Who discusses musical influences and her song 'Somebody Loves You' - The Huffington Post

MAJOR! obliterates fundraising goal - TransGriot


Meet the first openly gay NCAA Division II basketball star - Advocate

Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola accused of homophobic remarks, generally being the worst - Queerty

Gay boxer Orlando Cruz: I was scared about coming out, but it's made me happy and free - PinkNews

Russian athletes pose for 'NOH8 Campaign' LGBT rights project - The Huffington Post

Paris selected as host of Gay Games X

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