GLAAD Link - your round-up of LGBT headlines, September 24, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Obama broadly references LGBT rights in U.N. address – Washington Blade

LGBT Russian asylum seeker hopes to find sanctuary in U.S. – Washington Blade

Senior Tory MP slams anti-LGBT Devon columnist for ‘repellent’ views – PinkNews

Inside the beautifully banal daily lives of Thailand's transgender women (NSFW) – The Huffington Post

Indonesia's Aceh province considers caning as LGBT relationship punishment – The Huffington Post

Who hasn’t signed the ENDA discharge petition? – Washington Blade

Obama to meet with anti-LGBT UN president – Gay Star News

Australia resettles LGBT asylum seekers in Papua New Guinea, where it is illegal to be LGBT – Gay Star News

South Africa’s first LGBT-inclusive mosque closed over parking violation – PinkNews

Slowly but surely, "ex-gay conversion therapy" is coming out of mental health practices – Autostraddle

A Ugandan parliamentarian's first LGBT wedding – The Huffington Post

Chelsea Manning sues pentagon for hormone therapy: 'I do not believe I will be able to survive' – The Huffington Post

HRC report: Bi youth face greater challenges than LGBT Peers -- The Advocate

10 empowering bisexual confessions highlight the benefits of finally coming out -- Identities Mic

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Philip Williams and Katherine Knott, Philadelphia LGBT beating case defendants, turn themselves in – The Huffington Post

Recap: #ELIXHERTalk: Challenging biphobia in the black LGBT community – ELIXHER

California: Police investigate 'nasty' homophobic slurs at same-sex couple's wedding, locals come to the rescue - VIDEO – Towleroad

US: Democrat Mike Michaud on course to become first out governor – PinkNews

Black pastors invoke Martin Luther King, form alliance against marriage equality - VIDEO – Towleroad

Rhode Island firefighters allege rights were violated following order to drive in LGBT Pride Parade - VIDEO – Towleroad

Embattled anti-LGBT Archbishop forces music director to resign for marrying a man – The New Civil Rights Movement

New parenting group launched for LGBT professionals – Gay Star News

Picturesque LGBT wedding encounters a worst-case scenario – Queerty

Is San Diego the new home of LGBT advocates? – The Advocate

McAuliffe: VA is ‘going to have marriage equality’ – Washington Blade

Senator Jim Ferlo helps break down those closet doors – The Huffington Post

COMMENTARY

Op-ed: Are you being served — medically? – The Advocate

Going too far -- for everyone's sake – The Huffington Post

Op-ed: How Barbara Walters saved our family – The Advocate

My bisexuality looks like: Birth of THOT--Center for Culture, Sexuality, and Spirituality

ENTERTAINMENT

‘Girls’ creator Lena Dunham producing transgender documentary – PinkNews

Fliers, crashers and soarers. Oh my! – Out Magazine

Violent response to Emma Watson's feminism speech proves how much we need feminism – SheWired

Meet television's groundbreaking intersex character – BuzzFeed LGBT

Baby boomer doc explores AIDS and homophobia during the '70s & '80s – Out Magazine

Jazz, transgender teen, co-authors book about transitioning – The Huffington Post

WATCH: YouTuber R.J. Aguiar releases 'Ask a bi guy' -- The Advocate

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