GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, January 31, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Archbishop of Canterbury to African Churches: Respect gays - The Advocate

Coca-Cola to try and blunt LGBT criticism with Super Bowl ad about diversity? - Towleroad

Study: One in three lesbian and bisexual women experience workplace bullying - PinkNews

Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church issues statement on LGBT equality - Episcopal News Service

Russia gay teen social media support group charged with propaganda - Gay Star News

Mexican Supreme Court upholds equal public benefits for LGB couples - BuzzFeed

PlanetRomeo gives 1,526 Russian gay people a voice - LGBT Weekly

Gay soldier to receive historic London honor - Gay Star News

Catholics fight for LGBT equality with #PopeSpeakOut Twitter campaign - The Huffington Post

Canada: Gay theater group forced to close after homophobic letters and petition - PinkNews

Schatz introduces bill for discharged gay veterans - Washington Blade

LGBT community is about to lose a longtime ally in US House of Reps - Gay Star News

WATCH: Reporter recounts harassment in Russia - The Advocate

First look: Barneys spring campaign features 17 breathtaking trans models - BuzzFeed

Bulgarian Parliament rejects gay propaganda ban law - Gay Star News

LOCAL/REGIONAL

This is what people think Justice for Islan Nettles, a transgender murder victim, looks like - BuzzFeed

Bill seeking ban on ex-gay conversion therapy fails in Virginia House Committee - Towleroad

Why it's a good thing that the Indiana ban on marriage equality passed - Queerty

Maine trans student wins landmark discrimination case - The Advocate

Proposed law in California would ensure transgender people die as they lived - Gay Star News

COMMENTARY

Why it's OK to be a gay Republican - LGBT Weekly

Janet Mock opens up about her experiences as a trans sex worker at age 16 - BuzzFeed

20 Drake lyrics I've changed to be applicable to my life - Autostraddle

Op-ed: Hey gay guys, women are not the enemy - The Advocate

Feministing jamz: An LGBT people of color playlist for your post-Grammys blues - Feministing

ENTERTAINMENT

"Say Something" cover by Fancy Reagan benefits LGBT homeless youth - The Huffington Post

SPORTS

Op-ed: How the NFL is tackling LGBT issues - The Advocate

1968 Olympian John Carlos, who raised his fist in protest, speaks about LGBT equality, Sochi - Towleroad

9 NFL players who make allies look good - The Advocate

52 Olympians push for Russia to repeal "gay propaganda" laws ahead of Sochi Games - The Huffington Post

Sochi 2014 Committee: Athletes can "express themselves" but not protest at press conferences - Towleroad

GLAAD releases guide for media covering Sochi Olympics - The Advocate

When Manchester United footballer Anderson is asked point blank if he is gay, he gives respectful answer - Gay Star News

WATCH: Jason Collins wants to have a word with the "Duck Dynasty" cast - 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.