GLAAD Link - your round-up of LGBT headlines, October 2, 2014

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Pro-LGBT Republican donors to meet at secret Washington conference today – Towleroad

Tory Minister retweets "Labor is full of queers" poem -- PinkNews

Bob Witeck, Bob Connelly Jr. wed – Washington Blade

Philippines largest city passes LGBT anti-discrimination law – Gay Star News

Russia: Film screening about LGBT teens accused of violating anti-gay "propaganda" laws – PinkNews

Watch: Kenya criticized for branding LGBT equality groups "unacceptable" – PinkNews

Nick Griffin expelled from BNP, receives no sympathy whatsoever – Gay Star News

Russia scraps US student exchange after LGBT couple adopts teen – Gay Star News

Facebook apologizes for "real name" policy – The Advocate

The decline of U.S. marriage rates explained in one incredible gif – The Huffington Post

Holder's final vow to Supreme Court: Uphold marriage equality – The Advocate

Right-wingers claim LGBT Republicans are "wrong," "terrible role models" – The Advocate

WATCH: Carmen Carrera and Geena Rocero want you to be "Gender Proud" – The Advocate


Equality Virginia to host trans conference – Washington Blade

Florida county Hillsborough votes to include LGBT rights civil protections – PinkNews

Plans to move Houston Pride location after 36 years will help "break down barriers" – PinkNews

Catholic college cancels "Milk" screening over rainbow flag flyer concerns – PinkNews

Lesbian couple suing sperm bank after giving birth to mixed-race baby – Towleroad

Everything you need to know so far about marriage equality in Utah – The Advocate

Texas Attorney General: I oppose marriage equality because I’ve had a wife for 33 years -- PinkNews

Suit seeks equity in social security survivor benefits – The Advocate

Local LGBT organizations celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, share insights on inclusion – The Rainbow Times

WATCH: Arizona high school throws out ballots for lesbian homecoming couple – The Advocate

Programs combat high substance & alcohol abuse rates in LGBT community – The Rainbow Times


How being visible helps the transgender cause, keeps the momentum going – The Rainbow Times

Op-ed: What I learned protesting in Ferguson – The Advocate

Op-ed: Why our next Attorney General should be LGBT – The Advocate

Has PrEP been proven effective? – The Advocate

In defense & celebration of femininity: Getting beyond judgments, even within the queer community – The Rainbow Times


WATCH: Kristen Chenoweth is out to inspire in soaring new song from "I am Harvey Milk" -- SheWired

Ryan Seacrest sits down with his "male crush" Sam Smith: VIDEO – Towelroad

The 12 LGBT poets that you have to read right now – Gay Star News

Neil Patrick Harris talks about having Elton John sing his first dance – PinkNews

US Big Brother winner reveals he left the show after finding out he is HIV positive -- PinkNews

British metal band Judas Priest told not to make LGBT references during Russian gig – PinkNews

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