GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, February 25, 2014

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NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Several countries cut aid to Uganda over anti-gay law - PinkNews

Read the heartbreaking online letters of young, LGBT Russians - The Huffington Post

Ugandan president signs anti-gay bill into law - Washington Blade

Former Bush strategist Matthew Dowd equates Arizona's anti-gay Christians to terrorists - The Huffington Post

Eight suicide attempts in Uganda in last few weeks over anti-gay law - Gay Star News

White House has no position yet on Arizona's anti-gay SB 1062 - The Huffington Post

Campus Pride launches national LGBT scholarship database - The Advocate

Eric Holder to state AGs: You don't have to defend bans on marriage equality - The Huffington Post

Senate hearing hears gay refugees in Australian-run camps in New Guinea fear local laws - Gay Star News

Man in hospital after "brutal" anti-gay attack in Edinburgh - Gay Star News

John Kerry: American will now review its relations with Uganda over its anti-gay law - PinkNews

Ugandan tabloid "exposes top 200 homos" one day after harsh anti-gay law signed - PinkNews

Swedish finance minister to raise criticism of anti-gay law whilst in Uganda - PinkNews

LOCAL/REGIONAL

AB 1266 repeal referendum fails to qualify for 2014 ballot - TransGriot

Queers for Economic Justice closes its doors thanks to lack of economic justice - Autostraddle

Students to attend LGBT leadership summit - Washington Blade

Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake urge Brewer veto of Arizona anti-gay discrimination bill - Towleroad

Planting Peace hosts "Gay Olympics" for Spectrum Human Rights Alliance - The Huffington Post

92 year old trans widow wins Social Security battle - The Advocate

American Airlines, Marriott urge Arizona Governor to veto anti-gay bill - The Huffington Post

Texas school district settles with former student outed by coaches - The Advocate

Apple speaks to Jan Brewer, tells her to veto Arizona's anti-gay bill - Towleroad

Jan Brewer promises to "do the right thing" for Arizona on anti-LGBT bill - The Huffington Post

Al Melvin claims he's "never" witnessed discrimination in Arizona, ever - The Huffington Post

COMMENTARY

Op-ed: Will gay couples' 2013 tax bills be bigger than usual? - The Advocate

Happy birthday, Judith Butler! - Sociological Images

7 things this LGBT man wants Alec Baldwin to know (an open letter) - The Huffington Post

Al Sharpton: From Arizona to Uganda, we must protect the rights of the LGBT community - The Huffington Post

Artist turns powerful political figures into fabulous drag queens - BuzzFeed

Op-ed: Is Alec Baldwin transphobic or just ignorant? - The Advocate

ENTERTAINMENT

X-Men is about LGBT equality, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart say - Gay Star News

She's come a long way, baby: 10 awesome things Ellen's done since she said, "Yep, I'm Gay" and before she hosts the Oscars this year - Queerty

Tim Gunn on transgender models, being gay, and finding role models - The Huffington Post

Watch now! Mary Lambert does "She Keeps Me Warm" on Good Morning America - After Ellen

Kristen Henderson of Antigone Rising talks Keith Richards, Miley and whiskey - After Ellen

Rush Limbaugh claims Matthew Shepard's murder was not anti-gay hate crime - Gay Star News

VIDEO: Anderson Cooper destroys Arizona GOP state Senator's defense of anti-gay law - Towleroad

SPORTS

Kobe Bryant and Paul Pierce understand why Jason Collins' NBA return is a huge deal - The Huffington Post

Gay NFL star dies after battle with pneumonia - PinkNews

GOP lobbyist behind anti-gay NFL bill has a gay brother - The Huffington Post

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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.