GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, April 30, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Gays in Crimea now subject to Russia's homophobic law - Towleroad

Kenya might as well be Uganda for many LGBT refugees - BuzzFeed

South Africa: Minister of justice launches new program to help stop anti-gay violence - PinkNews

Lambda Literary Foundation honors four prominent LGBT writers - The Advocate

Education department: federal law protects transgender students from discrimination - BuzzFeed

Mormon leaders accidentally tell gay students they don't exist, then backtrack, then backtrack again - Queerty

LGBT organizations release intimate partner violence community action toolkits - National Center for Transgender Equality

United Methodist Church extends benefits to LGB spouses and partners - PinkNews

Israeli Justice Minister to promote inheritance law for LGB partners - GayAsiaNews

LOCAL/REGIONAL

North Carolina's new marriage equality lawsuit could turn "everything on its head" - The Huffington Post

Texas Christian group to rally in support of suspended minister who officiated at gay couple's wedding - PinkNews

Kentucky shop removes "no gays" window sticker, replaces it with anti-gay sign - PinkNews

Man receives $450k settlement from New York over "gay entrapment" arrest - PinkNews

Boy Scouts reject leadership application from gay scout outed on Facebook - PinkNews

Maryland lawmaker seeks referendum on trans equality bill - Washington Blade

Idaho's first out gay candidate says his conservative views are "stigmata" for some voters - BuzzFeed

COMMENTARY

Janet Mock turns the tables, asks interviewer Alicia Menendez what it's like to be cis - Autostraddle

Remembering the Admiral Duncan nail bomb attack 15 years on - PinkNews

Op-ed: My two dads - The Advocate

What about NBA's homophobe owner? - The Huffington Post

My dead gay brother helped me win the right to marry - Gay Star News

NYC Pride and LA Pride erase bisexuals - ELIXHER

For all the girls I loved before I knew I could - The Huffington Post

Your gaydar is broken: Gender expression does not dictate sexuality - The Huffington Post

ENTERTAINMENT

Les Miserables actor Eddie Redmayne set to play transgender woman in new film - PinkNews

Laverne Cox to executive produce documentary on trans youth for MTV and Logo this fall - BuzzFeed

Ellen DeGeneres joins boycott of Dorchester Collection hotel chain over Brunei's anti-gay penal code - The Huffington Post

Rush Limbaugh randomly attacks Don Lemon for being gay - The Huffington Post

When she was still closeted, Ellen Page admits: "I felt awkward around gay people" - Gay Star News

Ellen DeGeneres praises Good Morning America's Robin Roberts for joining her in being out - Gay Star News

SPORTS

Jaiyah Saelua, first out trans person to play in a world cup qualifier, featured in "Next Goal Wins" - The Huffington Post

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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.