GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, March 3, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

UK mental health bodies unite to condemn "gay cure" therapy - Gay Star News

Larry King talks marriage equality with the Dali Lama - Queerty

Gay people in Kenya warn Uganda-style anti-gay bill is coming - Gay Star News

UK: Groundbreaking LGBT inclusive sex-education guidance launched by leading charities - PinkNews

ACLU seeks injunction blocking Wisconsin marriage equality ban during court challenge - Towleroad

"Transgender rights are human rights" clip aims to raise awareness of global trans community" - The Huffington Post

Dattch: New lady-dating app that could change everything launches in US - Autostraddle

Hungry, poor LGBT people to become hungrier, poorer after Food Stamp cuts - Autostraddle

Secretary of State John Kerry phoned Ugandan President to discuss anti-gay law's impact - Towleroad

Obama: Religious freedom bill fight not over - The Advocate

Hong Kong advocates launch group to lobby for marriage equality - Gay Star News

Hong Kong to debate recognition of "non-operative" transgender people - Gay Star News

Sierra Leone president wades into Uganda aid cut debate - Gay Star News

LOCAL/REGIONAL

University changes policies to prevent gay couples from getting married on campus grounds - The Huffington Post

How one right-wing Christian group is leading Arizona's march toward conservative extremism - The Huffington Post

Utah Attorney General makes gay adoption harder - The Huffington Post

Former Miss Kentucky: I am queer - Elixher

Another Arizona bill quietly looms - The Advocate

Bill de Blasio, NYC mayor, marches in Queens' gay-friendly St. Patrick's Day parade - The Huffington Post

Negotiations for gay-inclusive St. Patrick's Day Parade under way in Boston - The Rainbow Times

COMMENTARY

Gay-on-gay shaming: The new HIV war - The Huffington Post

I'm trans* and I have a right to date how ever I want (even if it's not heteronormative) - The Huffington Post

To young Christians speaking out against ant-gay discrimination: Thank you - The Huffington Post

An open letter to LGBT youth - The Advocate

20 things gay guys are sick of hearing - BuzzFeed

5 places trans people don't exist - The Huffington Post

God loves you as you are: A message for all gay and transgender Latinos from an American missionary in Costa Rica - The Huffington Post

ENTERTAINMENT

OPEN THREAD: The 2014 Academy Awards liveblog - Autostraddle

Jared Leto wins Oscar for playing transgender woman with AIDS in Dallas Buyers Club - Gay Star News

19 of the top LGBT Oscar moments of all time - The Huffington Post

Shirtless gay kiss on British soap opera sparks controversy - OUT

Lance Bass speaks out against Mississippi "License to Discriminate" bill - The Advocate

Gay singer Steve Grand raises $85,000 to finance new album in must 17 hours - total still growing - Gay Star News

Ellen Burstyn will play "an earthy lesbian" in Amy Poehler's pilot "Old Soul" - The Huffington Post

Here's the real story of how Oscar [winner] Jared Leto got called out for transmisogyny at the Virtuosos Awards - Autostraddle

George Takei talks Arizona< Rush Limbaugh, and business. He doesn't hold back, either - Upworthy

Video game writer blames "sales fears" for lack of gay protagonists - Gay Star News

Watch this Fox News host's heartfelt apology to the intersex community - Equality Matters

Thomas Roberts launches new segment devoted to top gay stories - Queerty

Rufus Wainwright: "Coming out to my parents was a nightmare" - PinkNews

Whoopi condemns anti-LGBT laws in Africa - The Advocate

SPORTS

Proposal to ban gay NFL players sent to Congress - The Advocate

Retired NFL star Deion Sanders: There was a gay player on all five teams he played on - Gay Star News

NBA donating Jason Collins jersey sales to LGBT groups - The Huffington Post

Russia's gay athletic games suffer disruption, harassment - The Huffington Post

Billie Jean King sounds off on LGBT equality, Sochi Olympics - The Huffington Post

Tom Daley named biggest inspiration in sport to UK teenagers - Gay Star News

NFL's Fitzgerald: Anti-gay discrimination bill has "no place in society" - 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.