GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, December 27, 2013

 

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Dell’s gift to haters: A tool to block all gay websites – Gay Star News

Transgender woman’s lawsuit leads to CDC policy change for breast cancer screenings – The Huffington Post

A member of Vladimir Putin’s party urges changes to Russia’s anti-gay law – BuzzFeed

Queen Elizabeth posthumously pardons Alan Turing, father of modern computing convicted of “homosexuality” – Washington Blade

End-of-life care for an aging LGBT population - Advocate

World’s first lesbian head of government to headline WorldPride summit – Gay Star News

Putin and friends win “awards” for anti-gay abuses – Gay Star News

Why are people changing their minds about marriage equality? – Sociological Images

Ugandan president to study anti-gay bill before signing it into law - Towelroad

LOCAL/REGIONAL

California schools begin preparing for transgender student rights law – Towleroad

Utah lawyers to attempt Supreme Court appeal against marriage equality – PinkNews

Meet the lesbian parents of baby quintuplets – Advocate

Straight Texas club boots gay couple for violating “same-sex dancing ban” – Queerty

Indiana: The next battleground in fight for marriage equality – Towleroad

Houston and its lesbian mayor being sued over offering then rescinding benefits to LGBT couples – Gay Star News

Gay San Diego man suffers broken eye socket and ribs during savage attack with baseball bat – Gay Star News

Man arrested on Christmas after threatening to kill sister if she turns his daughter gay – Queerty

All Utah counties now issuing marriage licenses to LGBT couples - Towelroad

COMMENTARY

In their own words: LGBT advocates on the state of transgender issues – Advocate

The biggest transgender moments of 2013: Chelsea Manning, Fallon Fox, Laverne Cox, and more – The Huffington Post

New Year’s resolutions for the modern LGBT woman – After Ellen

My 2014 resolution as a gay Christian? Keep pressing play – The Huffington Post

13 reasons why not fitting in as a kid makes you an awesome adult – BuzzFeed

The case for dating Shiksas: Why one gay Jewish woman dates outside of the tribe – The Huffington Post

VIDEO: AFER recaps the top marriage equality moments of 2013 – The Huffington Post

Of note: 2013’s most powerful letters about love and acceptance - Out

ENTERTAINMENT

Jesse Jackson: Phil Robertson “more offensive” than Rosa Parks’ bus driver – Out

Five of the best LGBT graphic novels in 2013 – Advocate

Indian actor Imran Khan answers ignorant questions about gay people – Gay Star News

SPORTS

2013: The year in lesbian/bi sports – After Ellen

Former Houston Oilers say two teammates were openly gay, was “no big deal” – Queerty

Colorado State defensive line coach suspended for anti-gay slur – LGBT Weekly

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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.