GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, February 28, 2014

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NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

The Dalai Lama approves marriage equality - Instinct

World Bank suspends $90 million loan to Uganda over anti-gay law - Towleroad

Uganda to the West: "Keep your foreign aid" - Instinct

Ten gays and lesbians arrested in Jordan for holding get-together - PinkNews

Taiwan has a lesbian couple on "Ordinary Love" - After Ellen

United Nations: Tabloids publishing lists "exposing" gay people shows danger of Uganda's anti-gay law - PinkNews

Pope will fly to Uganda to worship male martyrs who rejected sex with men - Gay Star News

Walt Disney World cuts ties with Boy Scouts until they are fully inclusive - Towleroad

Zimbabwe: Government case against leading LGBT equality group head thrown out - PinkNews

Scottish government: Scotland stands ready to accept Ugandans persecuted by anti-gay law - PinkNews

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Final order makes Kentucky recognize gay couples' out-of-state marriages - PinkNews

Phoenix mayor on anti-gay bill: The "damage has already been done" - The Huffington Post

DC government announces broad protections for transgender health care coverage - BuzzFeed

California bills seek to ban "gay panic" defense, address other issues - The Advocate

Ohio withdraws anti-gay, religious protections bill - Instinct

COMMENTARY

Fit for a femme's guide to spring fashion: It's all about layers, kittens - Autostraddle

Gone missing: Remembering black lesbians - OUT

Beyond either/or: How I am bisexual everywhere & all the time - The Huffington Post

What do Arizona's anti-LGBT bill and the Supreme Court birth control cases have in common? They're not about religious liberty - The Huffington Post

Op-ed: Why FIFA needs to move the World Cup - The Advocate

ENTERTAINMENT

Lance Bass joins HRC in speaking out against anti-gay Mississippi bill - The Rainbow Times

Paula Deen compares herself to "gay black football player" Michael Sam - Instinct

Gay? Check. Female? Check. Minority? Check. Meet a woman who beat all the Hollywood odds - Upworthy

"Looking" writers shed new light on Jonathan Groff's awkward Patrick - Queerty

Ellen DeGeneres tells Robin Roberts it is profound when people really "get" you - Gay Star News

Steve Grand releases new music video "Back to California" - Instinct

SPORTS

PHOTO: Jason Collins, who wears "98" in tribute to Matthew Shepard, met his parents last night - Towleroad

Robbie Rogers says being closeted led to struggles with his mental health - Gay Star News

Jason Collins is standing on the shoulders of 8 out pro team sports athletes - Queerty

VIDEO: Deion Sanders: "Every team I played on there was someone gay in the locker room" - Towleroad

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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.