GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, March 18, 2014

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NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Scottish Catholic adoption agency given green light to continue discriminating against gay people - PinkNews

Press tycoon Rupert Murdoch attacks gay groups for "bullying" - Gay Star News

Ford is the only company left supporting basically anti-gay parade - The Huffington Post

Author of Russian anti-gay law sanctioned by US over role in Ukraine crisis - PinkNews

Russia: Moscow's largest gay club closes after string of vigilante attacks - PinkNews

Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy admits it was a "mistake" to drag his chain into marriage equality debate - Gay Star News

Obamacare insurers to cover same-sex spouses - The Rainbow Times

High court: Can corporations exercise religion to discriminate? - The Rainbow Times

Romanian parliament committee  civil unions bill for gay and straight couples - Gay Star News

Teen boy given up by adoptive parents for being gay in Italy - Gay Star News

LOCAL/REGIONAL

LGBT homeless youth summit May 2-5 in Chicago - The Rainbow Times

Protests at New York's St. Patrick's Day Parade through the years (PHOTOS) - The Huffington Post

Anti-gay evangelist Scott Lively marches in Boston St. Patrick's parade, gays remain banned - PinkNews

NYC man awarded $500,000 for wrongful HIV firing - Towleroad

Wyoming legislator says gay people purposefully infected women to spread AIDS to straight people - Queerty

Illinois Republicans who voted for marriage equality under political attack - Towleroad

Adele songs turn people gay, claims Texas doctor - Gay Star News

COMMENTARY

Kitty Genovese's secret lesbian history - AfterEllen

I dated a trans guy in college--why do you ask? - BuzzFeed

Watch now! "First Kiss NYC" has more diversity, female strangers kissing each other - AfterEllen

HIV-positive, homeless, and gay in New York at the age of 16? Give this story a listen - Upworthy

Homophobes & LGBT get close in "First Gay Hug" viral video - Instinct

VIDEO: 17-year-old Japanese student comes out in inspiring "I have a dream, too" speech - Towleroad

WATCH: How has marriage equality affected gay couples' dating? - The Advocate

My personal is political: Reconciling my queer trauma with my feminism - Autostraddle

Op-ed: LA PRIDE makes a transgender first - The Advocate

ENTERTAINMENT

MTV's fake-lesbian series aims to inspire, not offend - BuzzFeed

"Orange is the New Black" Paleyfest panel reveals cool stuff about season two - Autostraddle

Alert: Sia just released her new song and it makes your faves completely and utterly irrelevant - BuzzFeed

Lance Bass: "I'm sure" there has been a gay president - The Huffington Post

Wendy Williams apologizes for transphobic panel discussion - The Advocate

Nate Berkus on his wedding plans, Banana Republic campaign with Jeremiah Brent - The Huffington Post

Harry Belafonte calls for US to review its aid to all countries with anti-gay laws - 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.