GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, August 8, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Transgender Rights on the Border – MSNBC

Gay Activist Confronts Nigeria's President on Homophobic Law – The Advocate

Anti-gay letter prompts human rights complaint against Newfoundland Herald – CBC

Anti-Gay Crusader Goes Undercover At Vancouver Pride Parade, Hands Out Fake Condoms – The Huffington Post

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Mark Herring, Virginia Attorney General, to ask Supreme Court to review gay marriage ban – Associated Press

AG: No Recusals Needed In Gay Marriage Case – Arkansas News Bureau

Charlie Crist: Rick Scott and Pam Bondi should not defend Florida’s gay marriage ban – The Miami Herald

Utah Gay Couples Ask Supreme Court to Hear Appeal – Associated Press

Bronx Assault on Transgender Woman Being Investigated as Hate Crime – WABC

Plans for a national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender veterans memorial move forward – FOX 5

COMMENTARY

Op-ed: Why Antigone Rising & the Head of GLAAD Won't Be at Michfest – The Advocate

The 6th Circuit Looks Poised to Uphold Gay Marriage Bans—for “Democracy” – Slate

Some thoughts on the Sixth Circuit marriage cases – The Washington Post

ENTERTAINMENT

Mississippi Is Hell For These Lesbians – The Daily Beast

A Bi Bank Robber, His Trans Wife, and a Documentary to Love – The Advocate

SPORTS

Gay Games 9 to Begin Saturday in Ohio – Associated Press

United Church of Christ sponsoring Gay Games in Cleveland – OutSports

Olympic diver Greg Louganis champions Gay Games as supportive environment – The Plain Dealer

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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.