GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, December 4, 2013

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Dick Cheney: I wish Mary Cheney hadn't attacked her sister for not supporting equal marriage - PinkNews

Trans Christians express disappointment over Church report and reiterate calls for inclusion - PinkNews

Mexican senator seeks to allow marriage equality nationally - Gay Star News

LGBT Coalition for Immigration Reform stands in solidarity with fast for families on National Day to Act, Fast, and Pray - National Center for Transgender Equality

HIV/AIDS fundraising among LGBT donors plummets as other causes rise - The Huffington Post

Croatian government to pursue civil unions for gay couples after people ban marriage equality - Towleroad

College-aged bisexual women in the US more likely to be suicidal, study reveals - Gay Star News

Obama pledges $100M to AIDS research, Bill Gates throws in an extra $200M for kicks - Queerty

Project hopes to publish censored Iranian poet's work about gay people's forbidden love - PinkNews

Kissing lesbian couple escorted out of Canada restaurant for being "promiscuous" - Gay Star News

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Mr. Transman 2013: 3rd annual FTM competition - The Huffington Post

PHOTOS: The unexpected X factor at your Grandma's LGBT bowling league - Advocate

Two women allege they were kicked out of restaurant for being lesbians - Queerty

Louisian National Gaurd latest to process benefits for LGBT couples - Washington Blade

Virginia bars married LGBT couples from filing taxes jointly - Advocate

"Night of 1000 Genders" celebrated gender non-conforming youth in NYC - The Huffington Post

After gender non-conforming teen set on fire for wearing a skirt, classmates dress in solidarity - Queerty

COMMENTARY

Op-ed: Straight teen girls can change the world - Advocate

Why lesbian identity matters - The Huffington Post

Gratitude for the Hetrick-Martin Institute - The Huffington Post

The anti-gay forces behind the right wing's "War on Christmas" meme - Queerty

These boots were made for talking: Continuing the Macy's Parade Kinky Boots discussion - The Huffington Post

ENTERTAINMENT

Bringing diversity to the digital realm - Advocate

Oops she did it again: 5 times Britney offended the gays - The Huffington Post

Dearth of Black LGBT characters in holiday films - Washington Blade

SPORTS

NFL players reach out to LGBT youth in "high five initiative" - Towleroad

Survey: 74% of Americans oppose Russia's anti-gay laws, but 59% against Olympic boycott - PinkNews

What Tom Daley's announcement means for gay youth - The Huffington Post

Johnny Weir calls LGBT protesters picketing his speaking event "idiots," apologizes - BuzzFeed

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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.