GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, April 21, 2014

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NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Janet Mock covers ELIXHER's "Body Issue" - Elixher

Turkey's plan to segregate LGBT prisoners is bad, but so is the USA's - Autostraddle

Zimbabwe president threatens to expel pro-LGBT diplomats - Washington Blade

Two men to face trial for homosexuality in Uganda next month - Gay Star News

Midwest Flyers Magazine defends, quietly removes use of "F***" in safety article - Towleroad

UK: Nursery worker, fired for refusing to read "gay stories" to children, sues for religious discrimination - PinkNews

Indian paramilitary force accepts first transgender cadets - Gay Star News

New poll finds Spanish people disapprove of gays people the last - Gay Star News

Philippine police backs special desk for crimes against LGBT people - Gay Asia News

Bangladesh "surreptitiously" holds its first gay Pride rally - Gay Asia News

LOCAL/REGIONAL

South and North Carolina LGBT equality groups join up in marriage equality effort - PinkNews

Key evidence recovered in double murder of Houston lesbian couple - Elixher

Colorado faith leaders form coalition to back marriage equality - PinkNews

Woman, boyfriend sentenced for beating suspected gay son to death - The Advocate

VIDEO: Transgender police officer running for Oklahoma House Seat - Towleroad

VIDEO: Pledge says UCF fraternity rejected him after discovering he's gay - Towleroad

Boy Scouts of America tells church it can't host troop for keeping gay scout leader - PinkNews

Utah marriage equality appeal could be thrown out on technicality - PinkNews

COMMENTARY

A tale of three bishops - The Huffington Post

The LGB/T divide from a cisgender, white gay male of privilege - The Huffington Post

LGBT kids need to know they're not alone online - The Huffington Post

What it was like to be gay in my secondary school in Nigeria - The Huffington Post

VIDEO: Rachel Maddow looks at the weird, weird week in LGBT equality - Towleroad

What happens when your spouse comes out: 6 unrealistic expectations - The Huffington Post

Male soldier, female patriot - The Advocate

12 spring reading recommendations for the gay book nerd in you - Queerty

More than words: 11 "LGBT" questions from 70 years of Gallup polls - Autostraddle

Being gay is a religious right - The Huffington Post

ENTERTAINMENT

Puerto Rican trans doc "Mala Mala" premieres to standing ovation at TriBeCa Film Fest - Queerty

Laverne Cox moves to top spot in Time 100 Poll - Towleroad

Wilson Cruz passes gay TV teen torch to Faking It cast - The Advocate

Playbill will go rainbow for Pride - The Advocate

"Parenthood" finally gets a lesbian - AfterEllen

WATCH: PBS showcases LGBT aspects of Cosplay - The Advocate

B. Scott to appeal ruling finding BET didn't discriminate - The Advocate

First full trailer for HBO's The Normal Heart depicts early days of AIDS crisis - Gay Star News

James Franco calls gay NYT theater critic a "little bitch" - The Advocate

9 new gay movies on Netflix streaming - The Huffington Post

Duck Dynasty concert dropped due to low sales - Gay Star News

Alec Baldwin to premiere Barney Frank documentary at Tribeca Film Festival - Gay Star News

SPORTS

US heavyweight champion goes on homophobic online tirade, then claims it was a hacker - Gay Star News

VIDEO: Man kicked off basketball team because he is HIV-positive - Towleroad

Gay basketball Derrick Gordon: I cried most nights before I came out - PinkNews

Artist creates Tom Daley portrait out of homophobic tweets - PinkNews

Months before World Cup, Brazil stores sell t-shirts calling soccer players "f*****s" - Gay Star News

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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.