GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, July 15, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

22 heartbreaking confessions about coming out as gay, lesbian, or bisexual in India - BuzzFeed

Nigeria: Anti-gay law interrupts local treatment of HIV for gay men - PinkNews

Largest gathering of LGBT business owners in history to discuss challenges, opportunities at leadership conference - LGBT Weekly

Bishop: Church's approach to gay people is "sick and heartless" - PinkNews

Switzerland: Rate of new HIV infections falls by 8% - PinkNews

Emergency protest called to stop all imminent deportations of asylum seekers - PinkNews

World Health Organization clarifies recommendation, says men who have sex with men should consider Truvada - BuzzFeed

Moving forward with USAID's LGBT vision for action - LGBT Weekly

Smokers protected in more states than LGBT workers - PinkNews

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Gordon College faces review over request for ability to discriminate - The Huffington Post

Sun shines on Jersey's first marriage equality rally - Gay Star News

Appeals court combines and fast-tracks cases from Indiana and Wisconsin - PinkNews

Conn. trans girl, 16, placed in school for delinquent boys - The Advocate

Transgender Lobby Day in DC today and tomorrow - TransGriot

LGBT Louisianans: "We're family" - Washington Blade

Report shows Chicago homeless LGBT youth are in urgent need - PinkNews

COMMENTARY

PHOTOS: Step back in time with the fabulous drag queens of yesteryear - Queerty

NBC's Constantine won't be bisexual - The Advocate

ENTERTAINMENT

Dolly Parton plans to record pro-gay dance anthem - Queerty

SPORTS

Ian Thorpe "considered" coming out in 1998 but was warned it would lose sponsorships - PinkNews

Breaking: Major League Baseball to use all-star game to make major pro-LGBT announcement - The New Civil Rights Movement

Major League Baseball to recognize Glenn Burke as a gay pioneer - Out

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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.