GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, December 6, 2013

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Nelson Mandela: Statesman of LGBT equality - The Huffington Post

US officials affirm support of LGBT rights in foreign policy at summit - Washington Blade

Boehner says "I do" to gay candidates, but house Democrats push back - BuzzFeed

UK: Campaigners to research bullying against LGBT teachers - PinkNews

Republican leaders debate whether it's okay to fund their own gay candidates - Queerty

WATCH: New "It Gets Better" campaign aimed at Russian LGBT youth - Advocate

LGBT Asian Americans lobby Congress for immigration reform - Washington Blade

Gay people deserve to die, says Salvation Army rep. - The Rainbow Times

Large railroad conference to offer health coverage to LGBT spouses - PinkNews

Right wing group's extreme anti-gay history revealed in new document - The Huffington Post

Uganda: "Kill the Gays" bill must be made law now - Gay Star News

Liverpool's gay quarter to benefit from new community interest company - PinkNews

LOCAL/REGIONAL

New York officials demand Olympic sponsors take action - Advocate

Federal judge with "hands full" to rule on challenge to Utah's marriage equality ban in early 2014 - Gay Star News

Boston organizations shine light on LGBT youth homelessness - The Rainbow Times

Morgan State fraternity on probation until 2015 after student rejected for being gay - LGBT Weekly

Chris Christie leaves New Jersey to fundraise for GOP homophobe - Towleroad

Rest in power: LGBT theorist Jose Esteban Munoz dies at 46 - Feministing

COMMENTARY

5 reasons why Nelson Mandela is an Epochal figure for LGBT equality - Queerty

When I get there before you: A commentary on LGBT and racial equality - The Huffington Post

How do we stop anti-LGBT bullying? - The Rainbow Times

I'm a woman who loves a woman, but don't call me a lesbian - The Huffington Post

Dear straight women, it's time to stand up for your gay sisters' rights - After Ellen

Rape and predation talk about trans youth - LGBT Weekly

Inspiring words from the influential women who came out in 2013 - BuzzFeed

Op-ed: Love starts with acceptance - Advocate

Kenneth Cole on HIV/AIDS and The Battle of amfAR - Instinct Magazine

ENTERTAINMENT

From Ellen to Ricky Martin, LGBT celebs pay tribute to Nelson Mandela on Twitter - Gay Star News

Lesbian playwright, performer activist on how to speak out against racism - The Rainbow Times

Boston Gay Men's Chorus' "Haul Out the Holly" - The Rainbow Times

All in the family for LGBT Latin@s: New documentary premieres at Fenway Health - The Rainbow Times

Elton John to address Russian anti-gay laws in Moscow concert Friday - PinkNews

SPORTS

Seeing red: Johnny Weir's most questionable comments about Russia - Queerty

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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.