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


Today's top LGBT news headlines. For more news updated throughout the day, visit


Vatican Defrocks and Excommunicates Australian Priest Over Support for Gays and Women – Towleroad

Anti-Gay Activists In Russia Oppose Sir Elton John’s Upcoming Performance – BuzzFeed

Senate Unanimously Confirms Todd Hughes, First Openly Gay Federal Appeals Court Judge in U.S. History – Towleroad

Russian Pol Says Gays Rape Children, Fake Hate Crimes – The Advocate

Russian parents group asks Putin to cancel Elton John concert – Chicago Tribune

Melbourne Priest Greg Reynolds Defrocked And Excommunicated By The Vatican – International Business Times

Oh, Canada! Transgender Archives and Research Center Arises – Huffington Post


Pa. School Board: Trans Student Can't Run for Homecoming King – The Advocate


The Next Big Thing: Religious Exemptions to LGBT-Inclusive Equality Laws – Towleroad


Gay rights protester disrupts Met Opera gala – The Sacramento Bee

Roma Downey of 'The Bible': "He’s going to be a pope of hope" - CNN


D.C. Area sports teams adopt gay-inclusive policies – Washington Blade



To submit a story for possible inclusion in GLAAD Link, click here.

Sign up for GLAAD Link emails


Related Stories


Interscope Records

GLAAD and Interscope Records today released “Hands,” a musical tribute to the victims of Orlando, featuring Mary J Blige, Jason Derulo, Tyler Glenn, Selena Gomez, Halsey, Ty Herndon, Imagine Dragons, Juanes, Adam Lambert, Mary Lambert, Jennifer Lopez, the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, Kacey Musgraves, MNEK, Alex Newell, P!nk, Prince Royce, Nate Ruess, RuPaul, Troye Sivan, Jussie Smollett, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, and Meghan Trainor. The tribute will be made available in the U.S. at iTunes exclusively.