GLAAD Link - your daily round up of LGBT news, April 2, 2014

 

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Germany: Exclusively lesbian burial site to be inaugurated in historic Berlin cemetery - PinkNews

Turkey: Four mayors who signed LGBT-friendly protocol elected in Istanbul and Mersin - PinkNews

Obama told military leaders they could take a hike if they didn't like DADT repeal - Queerty

Photographing a year in India's LGBT "Kothi" community - BuzzFeed

HIV-positive men may face higher heart disease risk - The Huffington Post

E-cigarettes: Friend or foe for the LGBT communities? - The Huffington Post

Meet the 8 House Dems who don't co-sponsor ENDA - Washington Blade

Tanzanian MP to submit bill outlawing "gay recruitment" - Towleroad

Peabody Award winners include "Scandal," "Orange is the New Black," "Key & Peele" and more - The Huffington Post

Ireland's first lesbian penguin couple set up nest in Dingle - PinkNews

Two men, 22 and 18, tortured for being gay in Uganda - Gay Star News

Judge issues split ruling in anti-gay group's unauthorized use of gay couple's photo - Towleroad

Harvey Milk stamp revealed? - Instinct

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Mississippi legislature approves "turn away the gays" bill - Washington Blade

Federal judge stays second Virginia marriage lawsuit - Washington Blade

University of Houston holds candlelight vigil for Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson - Elixher

Boy Scouts make up reason to ax gay scoutmaster - Queerty

Woman allegedly assaulted after taking part in one of Michigan's first marriages for a gay couple - The Huffington Post

Lesbian couple in Nebraska seeking divorce - The Advocate 

Charlotte trans college student harassed, detained for using the bathroom - TransGriot

COMMENTARY

Putting prisons on the LGBT agenda - The Huffington Post

Asking for more for young black gay men - The Huffington Post

Op-ed: The New York Times gay generalizations are sloppy - The Advocate

PHOTOS: The drag queens and covered bridges of New Hampshire - The Advocate

ENTERTAINMENT

WATCH: New trailer for TransMilitary documentary - The Advocate

Carmen Carrera and Monica Beverly Hillz address "Drag Race" transphobia allegations - The Huffington Post

VIDEO: Model Geena Rocero comes out as trans during "first trans TED Talk" - Towleroad

Russian group tries to ban lesbian film "Blue is the Warmest Colour" - Towleroad

SPORTS

Food server claims he was banned from working in basketball locker rooms for being gay - PinkNews

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As a Major League Baseball umpire for the past 29 seasons, Dale Scott has worked three World Series, three All-Star Games, two no-hitters and numerous playoff games. He is also the first out active male official in the MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL, and the first Major League Baseball umpire to publicly say he is gay while active.