GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, June 23, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Costco, Netflix and Apple among LGBT community's top-perceived brands, per YouGov BrandIndex - The Huffington Post

First transgender priest speaks at the Washington National Cathedral - PinkNews

Organization is helping bisexuals be happily embraced by God - The Advocate

Obama's transgender equality campaign gets little attention - The Huffington Post

John Kerry: We must push back against violence and anti-gay laws globally - PinkNews

REPORT: Feds extend all possible benefits to same-sex couples, leaving rest to Congress - The Advocate

US could deny visas to LGBT rights offenders - The Advocate

GLAAD and Instagram launch #PridePortraits photo campaign - The Huffington Post

Tona Brown makes history as first trans African-American woman to play Carnegie Hall - Out

Point Foundation announces higher education scholarships - LGBT Weekly

US army records lesbian's discharge honorable 35 years after kicking her out - Gay Star News

Presbyterian  Church votes to allow marriage equality - The Huffington Post

PHOTOS: Bisexual conference garners mayoral proclamation - The Advocate

LGBT advocates from Caribbean, South America visit US - Washington Blade

OUT! Pride t-shirt by American Apparel - Out

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Man finally arrested over shooting of teen lesbian couple - PinkNews

Vigil for Florida trans woman found burned to death - Towleroad

NYC Pride and bisexual advocates reach understanding - The Advocate

WATCH: Even with DNA evidence, gay Texas dads still denied adoption rights - The Advocate

New York Senate blocks "gay conversion therapy," trans anti-discrimination bill - PinkNews

GLAD applauds Commonwealth's historic removal of barriers to transgender health care - The Rainbow Times

25 retired Republicans back marriage equality in Michigan - Gay Star News

Judge: County official can't appeal PA marriage equality ruling - The Advocate

After months of delay, Obama administration announces action on Uganda anti-LGBT law - BuzzFeed

Pastor sacked for officiating at gay son's wedding to begin appeal - PinkNews

COMMENTARY

WATCH: 9 strangest rants from NOM's March for Marriage - The Advocate

"Stonewall 45: Windows into LGBT history" to recount the story of 1969 uprising - The Huffington Post

15 essential books for young lesbians - BuzzFeed

10 reasons I have pride in parenting - The Advocate

ENTERTAINMENT

Ethan Hawke thinks gay-themed entertainment will cause decrease in teen suicide - Queerty

Openly gay singer Ferras is first to be signed to Katy Perry's record label, releases new single - Towleroad

The supernatural civil rights movement of True Blood - The Advocate

Jersey Boys movie review: Turning friend of Dorothy into friend of Bob - Out

Martin Sheen to play Jane Fonda's husband in Netflix comedy - Gay Star News

Actor Ralph Fiennes: I was asked not to employ a gay director in Russia - PinkNews

Laverne Cox shares her journey to living authentically as a trans woman - The Huffington Post

SPORTS

New Football Association chair: "Homophobia is unacceptable" - Gay Star News

Mexican, Brazilian teams may face penalties for slur-slinging fans - The Advocate

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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.