GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, July 29, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

These Native-American tribes are pioneering marriage equality - The Advocate

Sweden resumes financial aid to Uganda - PinkNews

Sweden: Greens judges most LGBT-friendly parliamentary party - PinkNews

The rise of Europe's Religious Right - BuzzFeed

Government launches "Scotland believes in equality" campaign - PinkNews

UK Prison officials concerned inmates may be identifying as transgender for "a softer life" - PinkNews

Spain: LGBT people disproportionately affected by hate crimes - PinkNews

Council for Global Equality urges particular attention to LGBT African youth at White House summit - PinkNews

Study: Gays are leaving the "gayborhood" - The Advocate

Young and gay: Jamaica's gully queens - The Huffington Post

LOCAL/REGIONAL

VIDEO: Gay Texas foster children caretaker fired for PDA with his fiance - Towleroad

Out gay politician to run for Chicago mayor in 2015 - PinkNews

Appeals court in Virginia strikes down ban on marriage equality - Gay Star News

Breaking: North Carolina Attorney General will stop defending ban on marriage equality - The New Civil Rights Movement

South Carolina won't stop supporting the state's ban on marriage equality - PinkNews

COMMENTARY

PHOTOS: Copenhagen celebrates 25 years of legal recognition - The Advocate

They just wanted to leave a mark - BuzzFeed

What the Virginia marriage equality ruling means for North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Virginia - The Huffington Post

The exciting rise of Christian college LGBT groups - and what they mean for the future - Autostraddle

ENTERTAINMENT

Anna Paquin talks bisexuality with Larry King - AfterEllen

Jenny McCarthy says "shame on me" for Hillary Clinton lesbian joke - The Advocate

Tom Hardy to play gay gangster twins - Out

SPORTS

VIDEO: UFC fighter weighs in, reveals surprise "legalize gay" underwear - Towleroad

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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.