GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, July 24, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Kyrgyzstan has invented a harsher anti-gay law than Russia - The Advocate

UN a key ally as LGBT equality advances - Washington Blade

100 AIDS experts did not die in MH17 crash in Ukraine after all - Gay Star News

Decriminalization of sex work among top HIV-prevention strategies - Towleroad

Quickly and quietly, Rep. Jared Polis just created a new LGBT equality bill - BuzzFeed

Kenya court victory as transgender equality group is allowed to officially register - Gay Star News

British Quakers want to marry same-sex couples when they convert their civil unions - Gay Star News

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Anti-gay Republican wins GOP primary in Georgia - PinkNews

VIDEO: Arizona gubernatorial candidate pledges to stand up to gays, immigrants - Towleroad

Mayoral candidates to hold LGBT "meet & greet" events - Washington Blade

Garden State Equality names Andrea Bowen as new executive director - BuzzFeed

Conservatives want this Republican to apologize for supporting marriage equality - The Huffington Post

Federal judge strikes down Colorado ban on marriage equality - BuzzFeed

COMMENTARY

8 things straight people get wrong about gay men - The Huffington Post

Op-ed: Vladimir Putin's AIDS Crisis - The Advocate

Op-ed: With immigration, their fight is our fight - The Advocate

A gay girl's guide to Comic-Con - AfterEllen

ENTERTAINMENT

Laverne Cox on The View - TransGriot

Sharon Osbourne: I know lots of gay people in the entertainment industry who are still in the closet - PinkNews

Comic Con San Diego to hold panel on transgender issues - The Huffington Post

Emily Rios is gay, relates to her lesbian role in "The Bridge" - Autostraddle

SPORTS

TakePart Live: NBA star Jason Collins responds to NFL coach Tony Dungy's recent comments about Michael Sam - LGBT Weekly

Commonwealth Games organizers: Barowman gay kiss was scripted to promote equality - PinkNews

Michael Sam not holding a grudge against former NFL coach who said he wouldn't have drafted a gay player - Gay Star News

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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.