GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, January 29, 2014

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NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Obama's State of the Union light on LGBT issues - Washington Blade

PHOTOS: Republicans lined up for Duck Dynasty photo op at State of the Union address - The Advocate

Singapore PM Lee says government must not lead popular opinion on LGBT equality - Gay Star News

CBS denies cutting gay couples' kisses from Macklemore's Grammys mass wedding - Gay Star News

Head of Russian Orthodox Church urges ban on "any attempt" to legalize marriage equality - Towleroad

Catholics urge Pope Francis to speak out for LGBT rights - The Advocate

Nancy Pelosi: "Of course" Obama should take executive action on LGBT workplace discrimination - The Huffington Post

House of Lords votes against mandatory sex and relationship education in schools - PinkNews

Surrogacy will soon be legal in Israel for gay couples - Queerty

Gigi Chao, daughter of Hong Kong billionaire Cecil Chao, pens open letter - The Huffington Post

UK: Charity report demands better healthcare for gay and bisexual women - PinkNews

Church of England: Bishops unable to reach consensus on gay couples' blessings - PinkNews

Olympic sponsors were warned about Sochi; now, McDonald's and Coca-Cola are having a PR nightmare - The Huffington Post

Christian billboard campaign attacks LGBT equality in Mexico - Gay Star News

Nigeria's gay trials suspended over mob violence fears - The Huffington Post

David Cameron officially refuses to attend Sochi, denies "snub" - Gay Star News

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Front Runners New York launches "To Russia With Love" - The Huffington Post

Dueling protests over marriage held at Utah state capitol - BuzzFeed

NYPD releases sketch of suspect in gay journalist's beating - The Advocate

Rep. Michael Grimm becomes sixth House Republican to sign on as co-sponsor of ENDA - Towleroad

Anti-gay Councilmember posts bestiality photo on Facebook to protest DOMA - Queerty

Indiana House approves proposed constitutional ban on marriage equality - BuzzFeed

Mississippi GOP Rep. Steve Palazzo launches anti-gay Facebook campaign in response to Grammys - Towleroad

Kansas bill would allow religious business owners to refuse service to LGBT couples - PinkNews

Ugandan "scientists" say being gay is caused by recruitment, adventurism - Towleroad

COMMENTARY

9 things President Obama can do to address trans economic inequality - National Center for Transgender Equality

Why hasn't Obama acted on LGBT workers' protections? - BuzzFeed

Getting real with Jonathan Murray: The creator of The Real World reveals secrets of the new season and reflects back - The Huffington Post

Op-ed: Embracing transgender women - The Advocate

ENTERTAINMENT

Ellen DeGeneres returns to sitcom life with new show - OUT

Kirk Cameron feels assaulted by gay couples' weddings on Grammys, but still wants you to watch his hideous movie - Queerty

VIDEO: Angel Haze covers "Drunk in Love," remains freestyle queen - Autostraddle

VIDEO: Stephen Colbert shocked by the Grammy weddings - Towleroad

Ellie Goulding refuses to perform at Sochi over anti-gay law - Gay Star News

SPORTS

Willamette freshman Conner Mertens becomes first LGBT college football player - Queerty

Tara Lipinski is sad LGBT equality issue is overshadowing the Olympics - Queerty

VIDEO: 2nd and 3rd pro boxers come out...as a couple - 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.