GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, July 31, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Boy Scouts of America national commissioner says gay men aren't predators - Gay Star News

Uganda rapper lashes out after getting banned from UK venues over "burn the gays" lyrics - Gay Star News

Owner of camp accused of starving, torturing, killing gay teens defends himself - Gay Star News

The declining wage gap for gay men - The Huffington Post

Amnesty International calls for Chelsea Manning's release - Washington Blade

Advocates stage Capitol Hill sit-in demanding LGBT inclusion in immigration reform - BuzzFeed

Former Facebook pres. billionaire Sean Parker making huge donations to anti-gay republicans - The New Civil Rights Movement

Uganda court hears challenge to anti-gay law, could rule as early as tomorrow - Towleroad

In historic first, US appeals court to hear marriage equality ban cases from four states on same day - Gay Star News

LOCAL/REGIONAL

The Rainbow Girl Scout troop that actively welcomes children from LGBT families - Gay Star News

Utah language school fires blogger for writing about "homophones" - PinkNews

Oregon lesbian couple sues cab driver who left them stranded - PinkNews

Texas AG is latest to claim anti-gay marriage laws protect children - The Advocate

California briefly has first openly gay governor - Gay Star News

Florida police arrest man suspected of burning trans woman to death - The Advocate

Police investigating stabbing of transgender teen on Washington Metro train - BuzzFeed

North Carolina couple who stood up against an anti-LGBT rally gets married in Washington DC - BuzzFeed

COMMENTARY

PHOTOS: LGBT celebs on the bless and cures of aging - The Advocate

Why you shouldn't fear coming out later in life - The Huffington Post

Trans in America - The Huffington Post

40 LGBT friendly picture books for ages 0-5 - Autostraddle

A woman, a Black person, and a lesbian all walk into a bar at the same time. It ended horribly - UpWorthy

ENTERTAINMENT

WATCH: Australian model Ruby Rose comes out as gender fluid - The Advocate

Cast changes for third season of Orange is the New Black - Gay Star News

HRC takes on MichFest - The Advocate

Report: Hate group leader's appearances plummet on CNN and MSNBC, hold steady on Fox News - LGBT Weekly

SPORTS

First trans football player: FIFA's lack of trans guidelines is unfair - PinkNews

Brittney Griner's season with Zhejiang Golden Bulls documented in ESPN short film - The Huffington Post

Skateboard legend Tony Hawk is speaking in favor of marriage equality - 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.