GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, January 24, 2014

 

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NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Russia: EU tries to impose “alien” view of LGBT community – The Huffington Post

Sharing the love on YouTube – Washington Blade

Ben Summerskill to step down as head of Stonewall – Gay Star News

Man lured to house and viciously attacked in homophobic assault by gang of three – PinkNews

Cecil Chao, Hong Kong billionaire, doubles reward for any man who can make his lesbian daughter straight – The Huffington Post

A fight for recognition: The LGBT community’s movement in Mozambique – The Huffington Post

YouTube users unite for CeCe McDonald – The Huffington Post

First-ever survey of transgender and intersex advocacy organizations reveals glaring need for support, partners – LGBT Weekly

Obama has used the word “gay” in official dialogue 272 times in 5 years – Towleroad

Russian PM Medvedev claims no gay people have complained about “gay propaganda” ban that silences them – Gay Star News

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Virginia Attorney General opts for “right side of history,” drops state opposition to marriage equality suit – Queerty

WATCH: Illinois GOP candidate blames gay community for disasters, raises party leaders’ ire – Advocate

Two freshmen floormates discover they’re actually sisters – BuzzFeed

Nevada Attorney General links marriage equality to bigamy, incest in brief defending state’s ban – Towleroad

Gay Republican candidate in Indiana quits GOP after leadership’s power play on marriage equality bill – Gay Star News

Illinois lawmaker wants to broaden religious exemptions in marriage equality law - BuzzFeed

COMMENTARY

Stonewall does great work for gay kids, but what about anti-trans bullying? – PinkNews

How to write about transgender people - BuzzFeed

ENTERTAINMENT

Goldie Hawn gets educated about Nigeria’s anti-gay bill, urges end to atrocities - Queerty

What is the media’s role in pushing for LGBT equality in Russia? - Advocate

VIDEO: David Letterman had hoped for mass Sochi boycotts over Russia’s anti-gay laws – Towleroad

Andy Cohen apologizes on “Today” Show after joking about “that poor lesbian reporter” – BuzzFeed

Laverne Cox is making waves for all the right reasons - BuzzFeed

SPORTS

NHL will be first major sports league to welcome LGBT athlete, says Aaron Ward - Queerty

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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.