GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, February 13, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Gay US ambassador meets with Dominican LGBT advocates - Washington Blade

Russia ban on foreign gay couples adopting comes into force - Gay Star News

Boy Scouts of America: Fall in membership cannot be blamed on allowing gay scouts - PinkNews

VIDEO: ABC News takes a look at the horrific situation for gays in Russia - Towleroad

Trans comic Avery Edison flying home to UK Thursday - The Advocate

Watch anti-gay, pro-Putin Americans demonstrate on the streets of Sochi as police look on - BuzzFeed

LSE launches Jewish LGBT History exhibition - PinkNews

Catholic Archbishop says homophobia is an insult to God - BuzzFeed

Perez says ENDA executive order under consideration - Washington Blade

SPECIAL REPORT: Poverty in the LGBT community - Washington Blade

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Louisiana gay couples file lawsuit challenging state's ban on marriage equality - The Huffington Post

Mormons will join challenge to Utah's marriage equality ban repeal appeal - Gay Star News

Gay Republican is first to feature partner in political ad - PinkNews

VIDEO: Homophobic ex-navy Chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt running for office in Colorado - Towleroad

Kentucky's ban on recognition of marriage equality in other states struck down - Instinct

Joseph F. Vivalo, Jr. dies at 53 - Washington Blade

Judge hears arguments on lifting Texas ban on marriage equality; no ruling yet - The Advocate

Grown woman responds to child's birthday invitation: "I do not believe in your lifestyle" - Queerty

Idaho High Court affirms second-parent adoptions by LGBT partners - The Advocate

COMMENTARY

Op-ed: The queer politics of sobriety - The Advocate

Why we entered the ACLU's "My Big Gay (Il)legal Wedding" contest - The Huffington Post

Vintage Soviet propaganda gets an LGBT makeover - The Huffington Post

How to behave around your gay teammate in the locker room - The Huffington Post

How to be friends with your ex (if you can) - After Ellen

44 stock photos that hope to change the way we look at women - BuzzFeed

Gender identity is not what's on the outside - The Huffington Post

10 ways not to react to someone's coming out - The Huffington Post

Janet Mock talks about her "personal failure" with Piers Morgan - OUT

ENTERTAINMENT

Days of Our Lives exclusive: Will and Sonny finally say "yes" - The Advocate

WATCH: Anderson Cooper says being gay is a blessing, praises Michael Sam - The Advocate

"Transparent" TV pilot features trans mom, LBT women, additional delightful things - Autostraddle

MK Nobilette is American Idol's first openly gay contestant. Can I get a "finally"?! - Bustle

SPORTS

PHOTOS: Meet Greg DeStephen, University of Missouri's FIRST first openly gay athlete - Queerty

Newcastle United "proudly supports" Football v Homophobia campaign - PinkNews

Amazing straight sportscaster celebrates Michael Sam, blasts NFL homophobia - 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.