GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, May 30, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Italy's LGBT movement and the advocates driving it forward - Towleroad

Arianna Huffington to receive the Trevor Project's "Trevor Hero Award" - The Huffington Post

Gallup's values and beliefs poll finds Americans are still split on the origins of being gay - The Huffington Post

New data documents high violence LGBT people experience - Elixher

President of the Black AIDS Institute: Gay men in New York did not and do not matter - The Huffington Post

Australia: Gay couple win legal battle to be named on birth certificate - PinkNews

National Park Service moves to identify, honor historic LGBT sites - Queerty

Kyrgyzstan urged by human rights group to scrap anti-gay bills - PinkNews

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Kluwe named grand marshal of Pride parade - Washington Blade

De Blasio kids to star in gay-fave parade as King Neptune and Queen Mermaid - Out

California proposes ban on "gay panic" defense in murder cases - Towleroad

Human rights group seeks recognition of gay couples' marriages in Michigan - PinkNews

Gay Republican groups denied booths at Texas Republican convention - Gay Star News

Family Research Council fellow blames Isla Vista shooting on marriage equality - Gay Star News

COMMENTARY

Happy birthday, Laverne Cox! - Feministing

Op-ed: Where Larry Kramer gets it wrong on Truvada - Out

Nostalgic for the lesbians of 1975-1985 - Washington Blade

Confessions of a beauty queer: The best goodbye of my life - Autostraddle

Op-ed: My kid's first dress - The Advocate

ENTERTAINMENT

Carmen Carrera fires back at T word critics - The Advocate

Jennifer Hudson is performing at gay pride fests in June for her original fans - Gay Star News

Fox News "expert" tries to apologize again, likens "homosexual impulses" to "serious psychological impairments" - Queerty

VIDEO: "State and Union" follows the hardships of Alabama's lesbian-led families - Towleroad

SPORTS

Emily Nkosi, like Griner, says Baylor was homophobic environment  - 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.