GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, January 17, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Lawmaker calls for Kazakhstan to ban intimacy between women - Gay Star News

Brazil: Gay teenager murdered by skinheads, teeth ripped out by pliers - PinkNews

Ready for Hillary's LGBT kickoff event stirs Clinton presidential buzz - The Huffington Post

Europe condemns anti-gay laws in Uganda, Nigeria, India and Russia - Gay Star News

UK to boost aid to Nigeria as "witch hunts" against gay people intensify - Towleroad

Uganda president attacks and blocks anti-gay bill - Gay Star News

Obama nominates black lesbian judge - Elixher

WATCH: Will Russia take kids from gay parents after Olympics? - The Advocate

LOCAL/REGIONAL

MassEquality applauds AG Martha Coakley's announcement: Mass. will recognize Utah marriages - The Rainbow Times

Ohio Attorney General appeals marriage equality recognition ruling - BuzzFeed

Pennsylvania Attorney General and Governor released as defendants in equal marriage case - PinkNews

Seattle Archbishop defends firing of gay vice principal - The Advocate

Arizona official introduces bill to allow religious people "license to discriminate" against gay people - PinkNews

Meet Kordale and Kaleb, the gay black fathers that have outraged twitter - Queerty

LISTEN: South Carolina Senate candidate Lee Bright wants Congress to impeach pro-equality federal judges - Towleroad

Married gay couples in Utah will be allowed to file joint tax returns for 2013 - Gay Star News

COMMENTARY

Let's celebrate Laverne Cox's book deal and read these 6 memoirs by trans women of color - Autostraddle

Op-ed: How to teach LGBT Studies in Alabama - The Advocate

The 17 most popular lesbian bars in the US - BuzzFeed

Philomena Lee on her gay son Anthony, Judi Dench in "Philomena" - The Huffington Post

ENTERTAINMENT

Duck Dynasty ratings plummet - The Advocate

Mary Lambert teams up with nonprofit to spark dialogue, find support - The Advocate

Evan Rachel Wood and Nikki Reed were two girls in love during "Thirteen" - Autostraddle

525,600* reasons why Rent coming to Netflix the best thing ever - The Huffington Post

"View" co-host Sherri Shepherd denies being anti-gay - The Huffington Post

19 things you didn't know about the movie "Blue is the Warmest Color" - BuzzFeed

"Shabbat Dinner," Michael Morgenstern film, explores being LGBT and Judaism - The Huffington Post

BBC host Jeremy Clarkson tweets picture of himself with sign say "gay c***" -PinkNews

SPORTS

Putin: Gay people welcome in Sochi, but must stay way from children - Gay Star News

Danica Patrick on how the NASCAR community would react to an openly gay driver - 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.