GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, January 9, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Russian actor who called for burning gay people alive calls for recriminalization of being gay - BuzzFeed

Edie Windsor shares her story - After Ellen

Fight against AIDS gets harder in Uganda as anti-gay bill passes - Gay Star News

Italian police arrest alleged murderer of gay man found in ditch - Gay Star News

To boycott or not to boycott: How to tackle anti-LGBT countries? - Gay Star News

VIDEO: Letter urging Ugandan president to veto anti-gay law handed into London commission - PinkNews

Former Irish president McAleese says Catholic Church "in denial" about gay people - Gay Star News

Is gender confirmation surgery covered by insurance? - The Rainbow Times

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Covenant College censors LGBT equality work from former student's alumni update - Towleroad

DC Mayor Gray names gay advocates to MLK Holiday Commission - Washington Blade

Governor says gay, lesbian Utahns are not married - Advocate

Support for marriage equality in Utah at record high - Washington Blade

Fund set up to aide husband of newlywed killed in Manhattan high-rise fire - Queerty

California's Janet Zimmerman catering allegedly refuses to host gay couple's wedding - The Huffington Post

Discrimination charge leveled against company lauded by HRC - Advocate

Gay-inclusive human trafficking anti-discrimination regulations criticized by Kansas lawmakers - Towleroad

Effort to repeal California law protecting transgender students in peril - Gay Star News

MassEquality selects House Speaker DeLeo for Political Icon Award - The Rainbow Times

Changes underway to historical Boston's Latin@ Pride celebration - The Rainbow Times

LGBT inclusive groups still seek to March in South Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade - The Rainbow Times

Hunger strike man: Utah Governor "did the right thing" by ceasing to recognize gay couples' marriages - PinkNews

3 big questions about the 1,360 gay couples married in Utah - BuzzFeed

COMMENTARY

Lance Bass: The first thing my mom did when she learned I was gay...and the "miracle" that occurred after - The Huffington Post

How adult bullying can happen in one easy step--and why the Duck Dynasty comments are serious - The Huffington Post

These semi-naked "priests" want to challenge your opinion of the Orthodox Church - BuzzFeed

5 things gay people did to cause the Polar Vortex - Advocate

What hypocrisy? - The Huffington Post

Shoulders to the wheel: The most optimistic gay Mormon moments of 2013 - The Huffington Post

Ask a transwoman: Allies' value & how to be helpful in the movement for trans* equality - The Rainbow Times

20 LGBT couples who have been in love more than a decade - Advocate

ENTERTAINMENT

Laverne Cox reflects on her recent appearance on "The Katie Show" - GLAAD

Michelle Rodriguez and Cara Delevingne "make out" at a Knicks game - Autostraddle

"Mean Boyz," "Mean Girls" parody, released by Todrick Hall - The Huffington Post

Le1f, gay rapper, blasts "transphobic" criticism - The Huffington Post

All-female LGBT comic to debut this Spring - Advocate

What's the appeal of having (and being) a G.B.F.? - Advocate

Director Lee Daniels discusses growing up gay in the ghetto - Towleroad

What if people who aren't trans were asked about their genitals on TV? - PolicyMic

SPORTS

Thomas Hitzlsperger: There's "a long way to go" before a premiership star comes out and continues playing - PinkNews

NHL becomes first North American sports league to have all teams support LGBT athletes and fans - 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.