GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, February 5, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

"This country is rampant with homophobia", the Irish politician deserves a standing ovation - PinkNews

This short film shows just how terrifying life is for LGBT people in Russia - BuzzFeed

Janet Mock calls out CNN's Piers Morgan for sensationalizing her story - Elixher

Scotland passes marriage equality & historic transgender law & there was a rainbow! - Feministing

Gay minister of Norway to take husband to Sochi - Gay Star News

French President condemned for shelving lesbian IVF rights - PinkNews

20 breathtaking photographs from the largest pride march in Mumbai's history - BuzzFeed

Harry Reid clears way for Obama to sign ENDA executive order - The Huffington Post

"Understand the T in LGBT" aims to help transgender employees in the workplace - The Huffington Post

Attorney General: LGBT equality among "defining civil rights challenges of our time" - The Advocate

LOCAL/REGIONAL

VIDEO: Clay Aiken announces run for congress in North Carolina - Towleroad

Maryland Senate committee holds hearing on transgender equality bill - Washington Blade

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio refuses to attend St. Patrick's Day parade because gay people can't march in it - Gay Star News

Utah proposal dictates transgender bathroom use - The Huffington Post

High school bully apologizes after seeing gay victim's wedding proposal video online - BuzzFeed

Expect a ruling soon in the case that might settle marriage equality for good - Queerty

VIDEO: North Carolina boy attempted suicide after being bullied for watching "My Little Pony" - Towleroad

COMMENTARY

Not Oprah's Book club: Redefining realness - Feministing

Facebook ten years later: Spreading pride through DIY rainbows - OUT

Top 10 special weirdo things I've done since my very first break up - Autostraddle

ENTERTAINMENT

Jared Leto accused by heckler of "trans misogyny" - Gay Star News

Radical Something's "Pure" directed by Shannen Doherty tells a sweet lesbian love story - After Ellen

ABC's Bachelor says GLAAD changed his views on LGBT people - The Advocate

Artist shows "what happens when homosexuality meets poverty" - The Huffington Post

Orthodox Rabbi on Fox News: "Bashing gay people is not religion" - Equality Matters

SPORTS

Gay Olympian won't speak out, but will protest anti-gay laws in Russia - Gay Star News

NFL player Jonathan Vilma worried a gay teammate would check him out in the shower - Gay Star News

Will the Sochi Games be safe for LGBT visitors and advocates? - BuzzFeed

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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.