GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, September 4, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Two studies that prove domestic violence is an LGBT issues - The Advocate

Study: LGBT youth face worse treatment in foster care than peers - The Advocate

LGBTs push to expand Civil Rights Act - The Rainbow Times

Ecuador recognizes same-sex couples' unions on national ID cards - PinkNews

Daily Caller defends racist, transphobic writer again "politically correct hysteria" - Equality Matters

WATCH: Mt. Holyoke becomes first Seven Sisters school to admit trans women - The Advocate

WATCH: Trans refugee finally finds safety in New Zealand - The Advocate

As college enrollment dwindles, schools aim to attract growing LGBT student  population - Towleroad

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Justice Department will investigate the Ferguson Police Department - The New Civil Rights Movement

Mississippi silicone pumper Tracey Lynn Garner gets life - TransGriot

Andrew Cray remembered for contributions to LGBT health - Washington Blade

New campaign urges Florida Gov. Rick Scott not to appeal ruling striking down marriage equality ban - Towleroad

NY venue will stop weddings rather than serve same-sex couples - The Advocate

BREAKING: Federal judge upholds Louisiana marriage equality ban - The Advocate

Duke's historic LGBT-inclusive application question matters - The Huffington Post

One man's attempt to warn Fire Island residents about climate change - BuzzFeed

Men's styled clothing line for women and trans men "pops up" in Boston - The Rainbow Times

Coalition of orgs. raises funds for Northampton's homeless & hungry - The Rainbow Times

COMMENTARY

Did Daniel Pierce's coming-out video upset you? Here are 5 things you can do - The Huffington Post

Comment: More needs to be done to protect LGBT services against budget cuts - PinkNews

Op-ed: Let gay and bi youth lead in HIV advocacy - The Advocate

An open letter from openly lesbian city council member Jovanka Beckles - Elixher

14 times Tumblr didn't have time for homophobic comments - BuzzFeed

Op-ed: PrEP, shame and the international spread of HIV - The Advocate

Transition & family: Dealing with resistance and lack of acceptance - The Rainbow Times

The Frivolist: 10 smart ways to capitalize on back-to-school savings - The Rainbow Times

ENTERTAINMENT

Nicky Da B, queer rap pioneer, dies at 24 - Out

Chris Brown pleads guilty in DC assault case - Washington Blade

Robin Roberts launches Rock'n Robin Productions - AfterEllen

SPORTS

Sky Sports reporter Mark McAdam comes out as gay: "I just wanted to be true to myself" - Gay Star News

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