GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, August 28, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Lebanese police use WhatsApp to target gay men - Towleroad

India's top health minister creates hope among LGBT community - LGBT Weekly

Top Pentagon officials say it is "likely" trans soldiers will soon be allowed to serve openly - PinkNews

Gallup global poll finds 28% of people on Earth think their community is gay friendly - Gay Star News

Switzerland recognizes two gay men as legal fathers to a child - Gay Star News

This respected advice columnist just pushed a bisexual woman back in the closet - Mic

LOCAL/REGIONAL

LA study finds 19% of foster youth identify as LGBT - Washington Blade

Transgender Faith and Action Conference starts Friday - TransGriot

Transgender candidate concedes in Oklahoma State House race after losing by 22 votes - BuzzFeed

WATCH: Men claim mailman won't deliver because they're gay - The Advocate

Florida Appeals Court hands marriage equality case to State Supreme Court - BuzzFeed

Manager sues claiming Little Caesars refused his not "opposite gender" husband healthcare - The New Civil Rights Movement

COMMENTARY

Women's equality includes trans women, too - The Huffington Post

Fox's Huckabee defends group linked to anti-gay human rights violations - Equality Matters

Op-ed: Let's not report on Michael Sam's showering habits - The Advocate

Am I an alcoholic? - Washington Blade

ENTERTAINMENT

Laverne Cox graces the cover of ESSENCE Magazine - Elixher

Get ready to fall in love with Amazon's "Transparent" which finally has a trailer - The Huffington Post

Gay Christian couple to compete in new season of "Survivor: Blood vs. Water" - Towleroad

Ofcom will not investigate Doctor Who lesbian kiss following six complaints - PinkNews

SPORTS

Michael Sam survives first NFL-mandated roster cuts - Towleroad

ESPN apologizes for segment on Michael Sam's shower habits with teammates - Towleroad

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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.