GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, January 14, 2014

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NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Nigeria's president has made "Jail All the Gays" bill law - Gay Star News

US Secretary of State blasts Nigeria's "dangerous" anti-gay law - PinkNews

UK Government: Nigeria's anti-gay law infringes upon fundamental human rights - PinkNews

Thousands expected to attend the 26th National Conference on LGBT Equality - LGBT Weekly

Indians wrote these incredibly heartfelt letters asking the Supreme Court to decriminalize LGBT intimacy - BuzzFeed

Joel Osteen tells Larry King "scripture says homosexuality [sic] is a sin...but I don't want to preach about it" - The Huffington Post

VIDEO: New VICE series explores what it's like to be young and gay in Putin's Russia - Towleroad

27 Nobel laureates join Ian McKellen to protest over Russia's anti-gay laws - PinkNews

Gay Mexican prisoner has eyes gouged out in vicious attack, left untreated for an hour - Gay Star News

More Australian jurisdictions moving to wipe historical charges against gay couples - Gay Star News

GOProud co-founder Jimmy LaSalvia leaves the Republican Party - Towleroad

Study: Gay couples more likely to be happy and positive than straight couples - PinkNews

UK Christian therapists ban "gay cures" - Gay Star News

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Photo/Video of the day: CeCe McDonald released from prision - Feministing

Chris Christie puts up a road block for transgender New Jerseyans: Vetoes birth certificate modernization bill - National Center for Transgender Equality

What's happening for California's trans students? Unpacking AB 1266 - Autostraddle

Disney World joins coalition of Florida businesses supporting anti-discrimination law - PinkNews

Ohio choir director forced to resign following engagement - Advocate

Virginia Senate democrats announce major push to expand LGBT equality - The Huffington Post

In parting blow, Virginia's Cuccinelli files two last anti-gay opinions - Advocate

Indiana House considers anti-marriage equality amendment - Advocate

Republican moves bill to stop US government recognizing gay married couples when they move states - Gay Star News

COMMENTARY

Idol worship: Ten(ish) questions about keeping it real with Janet Mock - Autostraddle

Why I say I'm bisexual - The Huffington Post

VIDEO: One vlogger's informal Chatroullette survey on gay people - Towleroad

WATCH: Gay Iraq War veteran reveals all in new memoir - Queerty

100 most eligible bachelors 2014 - Out

ENTERTAINMENT

Jared, those trans women are the reason you have a Golden Globe Award - TransGriot

Jesse Tyler Ferguson pledges $10K to Australian marriage equality movement - Towleroad

LISTEN: Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace unleashes transgender dysphoria blues - Advocate

The stars of "Girls" on nudity and Jessa's sexuality - After Ellen

Angel Haze tells us the truth as if she has to on "Dirty Gold" - Autostraddle

VIDEO: "Candy Boyz" released by Black Gay University - The Huffington Post

Russell Brand accused of homophobia after saying "shut up you Harry Potter poofs" - PinkNews

Mother knows best: Why a TV show with lesbian moms matters to me - Out

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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.