GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, February 20, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Chinese advocate suing Hunan provincial department over refusal to register LGBT equality group - Gay Star News

Mozambique's former president calls for LGBT equality in Africa - Gay Star News

Lord Tebbit: Would you feel safe flying with a trans Muslim airline pilot? - PinkNews

Kenya may be uniquely ripe for advances in LGBT equality - Towleroad

"Dear Abby" shuts down homophobic couple with gay neighbors - The Huffington Post

Chimamanda Adichie publishes op-ed speaking out against Nigeria's anti-gay law - BuzzFeed

GOP LGBT group reconciles with American conservatives union, will attend this year's CPAC - The Huffington Post

Anti-gay Ugandan politicians double down as world outrage increases - The Advocate

John Kerry denounces Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh's "unacceptable" anti-LGBT comments - The Huffington Post

VIDEO: Canada threatens to cut ties with Uganda over anti-gay bill - Towleroad

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Arizona Senate passes bill allowing businesses to refuse service to gay people based on religious beliefs - Towleroad

VIDEO: Tennessee councilman Chris Anderson: "They are recalling me because I'm openly gay" - Towleroad

Gay DREAMer falls short in bid to become student body president at University of North Carolina - BuzzFeed

Charlotte Mayor helps fired gay grocery clerk - The Advocate

GOP congressional hopeful says ENDA is "segregation" - Washington Blade

In one day, bills allowing anti-LGBT discrimination fail in four states - BuzzFeed

Conversion therapy bill advances in Washington - Washington Blade

Hattiesburg, Mississippi passes resolution recognizing LGBT residents - LGBT Weekly

Nine couples file suit to overturn Colorado's ban on marriage equality - Towleroad

Idaho couples ask judge to rule on marriage equality - The Huffington Post

COMMENTARY

Coming out of the closet: What to expect beforehand - The Huffington Post

Gerry Studds: The historic gay congressman almost nobody remembers - The Huffington Post

But not a drop to drink: How trans and intersex groups struggle to make ends meet - RH Reality Check

To be LGBT, black, and "sick" - Autostraddle

19 LGBT microaggressions you hear on a daily basis - BuzzFeed

ENTERTAINMENT

Pussy Riot presents Sochi punk video - The Huffington Post

Disney's "Frozen" accused of pushing secret "homosexual agenda" on "innocent children" - PinkNews

George Takei says it would be "irresponsible" to stop pressure on Putin after Olympics - Gay Star News

Pro-gay Pussy Riot members whipped by Cossacks while trying to perform in Sochi - Gay Star News

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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.