GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, July 21, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

The most gay-friendly retirement cities in the US - The Huffington Post

Singapore bans Archie comic book for depicting gay couple's marriage - Towleroad

"Science" magazine runs transmisogynistic cover, editor tweets "deception" tropes when challenged - Autostraddle

Gender-neutral bathrooms are quietly becoming the norm at colleges - The Huffington Post

Chelsea Manning lawyer can't confirm report of gender treatment - BuzzFeed

Senate fails to override Hobby Lobby Decision, so instead you get this clarification - Autostraddle

WATCH: President Obama signs executive order barring LGBT workplace discrimination - Towleroad

Canada: Catholic school district creates first transgender student policy - PinkNews

WATCH: The Trans reporter changing Turkish society - The Advocate

Study: HIV death rates have halved in a decade - PinkNews

Obama honors AIDS researchers, advocates who died in MH17 plane crash - Gay Star News

After constitutionally banning marriage equality, Croatia adopts partnership laws for same-sex couples - The New Civil Rights Movement

The draft text of Obama's LGBT worker executive order - BuzzFeed

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Breaking: Federal Appeals Court rules Oklahoma's ban on marriage equality is unconstitutional - The New Civil Rights Movement

Connecticut Supreme Court grants same-sex couple retroactive marriage equality - The New Civil Rights Movement

VIDEO: Texas voters say they wouldn't vote for "a known heterosexual" for President - PinkNews

Supreme Court halts recognition of marriage equality in Utah - Washington Blade

Church worker fired for being gay sues diocese - Gay Star News

Florida anti-gay advocate says opposing equal marriage is "an issue worth dying for" - PinkNews

Transgender sister of NBA star found murdered in Baltimore - Towleroad

A straight ally stands up - the mayor of Salem, MA - The New Civil Rights Movement

COMMENTARY

This is what the victims of flight 17 did for AIDS research - The Huffington Post

5 things not to say to a transgender person - The Huffington Post

CeCe McDonald discusses police and prisons with Dean Spade and Reina Gossett - The Huffington Post

PHOTOS: "We are the youth" chronicles the diversity of queer youth in America - The Huffington Post

"Truth. Be. Told." to explore the stories of queer black visionaries - The Huffington Post

ENTERTAINMENT

Rhymes with witches: Broadway badass Elaine Stritch - Autostraddle

New Dungeons & Dragons rules embrace sexuality and gender identity - PinkNews

Fans take Supernatural to task for queer baiting - The Advocate

Susan Blu: Lesbian voice of animated icons - The Advocate

X Factor judge Simon Cowell to respond in court to "gay" claims - PinkNews

George Takei: I pitched a gay-themed Star Trek episode, but it was shot down - PinkNews

Two and a Half Men exec: it won't surprise me if sham gay couple's marriage story line offends people - PinkNews

After anti-gay Facebook post, opera singer plans equality concert - The Advocate

The Same Difference documentary explains problematic dynamics in the lesbian community - The Huffington Post

SPORTS

British Rugby star Zak Hardaker says he's now "a better person" after 5 game ban for anti-gay slur - Towleroad

Former NBA star John Amaechi: Isolating anti-gay countries from Commonwealth Games won't help equality - PinkNews

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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.