GLAAD Link, your daily round-up of LGBT news - September 24, 2013


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Gay Filmmaker Detained in Egypt, Launches Hunger Strike - The Advocate

Canadian Pastor Kicks Out Youth Volunteer Because He's Gay - Towleroad

Bangladesh Refuses to Decriminalize Homosexuality - Towleroad

Costa Rican Court Disallows Gay Marriage Loophole - Cota Rican Times

Finland: Gay marriage initiative proceeds to Parliament with 162,000 backers - YLE News

Did Russia just censor all 26,439 Squarespace sites over a satirical gay art PDF file? - Animal New York

Trans Lawyer Launches Russian Presidential Bid - The Advocate

Watch A Russian Lawmaker Say Violence Against LGBT People Is "Not True" - BuzzFeed

Anti-Gay Letter Published in Major Engineering Journal Stirs Outrage - Towleroad

Putin Stays on Antigay Offensive - The Advocate


LGBT Advocates File Briefs for New Mexico Marriage Equality - The Advocate

Cassidy Lynn Campbell, Transgender Homecoming Queen, Says She's Been Targeted By Bullies In Tearful Video - The Huffington Post

Arkansas Trying To Repeal State Ban On Gay Marriage - Queerty

The San Antonio Non-Discrimination Ordinance Is Becoming A Houston City Election Issue - TransGriot

Another California Transwoman Murdered - TransGriot

Ohio lawmaker: Impeach judge in same-sex marriage case -

"Dead town" in Ky. sees revival after passing gay rights ordinance - CBS News

ACLU, 6 New Mexico Couples File Brief Urging High Court to Issue Binding Ruling Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage - Towleroad

Texas gay man left beaten and bloody after planned meeting using mobile app - LGBTQ Nation

Teen arrested for alleged role in Cleveland hate crime -


LGBT Muslims Make Progress on the Path to Acceptance - The Advocate

My daughter should have the same freedoms as my son - Mail Tribune

I am a transgender high school student, and my school won't let me run for homecoming king - xoJane


Lee Daniels Reveals His Father Beat Him For Being Gay - Queerty


State Champion Colorado High School Coach Micah Porter Tells Team: I'm Gay - Towleroad

Pride House' Calls on UN to Denounce Russia's Anti-Gay Laws - Towleroad


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