GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, March 20, 2014

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NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Cameroon lawyer honored for work on LGBT equality - Gay Star News

Gay people in Crimea split on referendum - The Huffington Post

White House petitioned to legally recognize non-binary genders - The Huffington Post

Catholics oppose marriage equality "out of love," claims UK bishop - Gay Star News

Homophobe mom who punched gay son in face in front of police fined by Scottish court - Gay Star News

Petition started to challenge blood donation rules for gay men - PinkNews

Anti-LGBT job discrimination extends to benefits, salaries and promotions, say transgender experts - The Huffington Post

Israeli parliament outlaws LGBT discrimination in  schools - Gay Asia News

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Marylanders favor trans equality: poll - Washington Blade

Habitat for Humanity of Washington, DC to hold first ever Rainbow Build event - LGBT Weekly

Illinois candidate who blames autism and tornadoes on LGBT equality wins primary - Gay Star News

Dem Attorney General on marriage equality decision: "I wanted to be on the right side of history" - The Huffington Post

Woman of first Illinois married gay couple dies aged 65 - PinkNews

Record number of LGBT candidates on DC primary ballot - Washington Blade

Kentucky recognition of marriage equality on hold during governor's appeal - BuzzFeed

Bill Donahue wants to march under "Straight is Great" banner in NYC Pride Parade - BuzzFeed

COMMENTARY

Stand by me: Historically black churches and LGBT allyship - Autostraddle

5 shocking realities of being transgender the media ignores - The Huffington Post

We should pay attention to LGBT people hurt by the God Hates F**s church, not its dying leader - PinkNews

Cutting foreign aid won't defeat anti-gay laws in Africa and Latin America - Towleroad

What my '90s childhood and popular LGBT idols have in common - The Huffington Post

This is what sex ed looks like in my queer feminist utopia - Autostraddle

For God so loved the gays: local believers see their faith and LGBT fairness as one and the same - Leo Weekly

ENTERTAINMENT

Fans had a complete meltdown over the Brittany and Santana moments on "Glee" - BuzzFeed

Laverne Cox refused to play along with TV's "angry black woman" stereotype - The Huffington Post

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin leading new Netflix comedy series - Instinct

 

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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.