GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, May 5, 2014

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

LGBT Syrians seek refuge in Lebanon - Washington Blade

VIDEO: ACLU's "My Big Gay (Il)legal wedding" is offering you a chance to crash the ceremony - The Huffington Post

Cuba to host international LGBT conference - Washington Blade

New Zealand trans teen makes history in beauty pageant - Gay Star News

Kerry touches upon LGBT equality in Ethiopia speech - Washington Blade

Richard Branson announces virgin boycott of Brunei-owned hotels over "stone the gays" law - PinkNews

Focus on diversity at White House dinner - Washington Blade

WATCH: Correspondents' dinner a mixed bag - The Advocate

Gene Robinson, first out Episcopal Bishop, to divorce husband - BuzzFeed

Brazil's gay pride marchers call for anti-discrimination laws - The Huffington Post

New tools to help Iranian LGBT people cope with harsh anti-gay laws - Gay Asia News

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Salvation Army refuses to house homeless transgender woman because she hasn't had surgery - PinkNews

A victory for Iowans living with HIV and AIDS - The Huffington Post

Appeals court to hear appeal against gender reassignment for trans inmate - PinkNews

Missouri judge grants first divorce to gay couple - Towleroad

VIDEO: Freedom to Marry launches TV ad in Oklahoma to build support for marriage equality - Towleroad

Church unites for those living with AIDS - GBM News

COMMENTARY

The TransAdvocate interviews Judith Butler - The Huffington Post

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves aims to educate the trans masses - The Advocate

The nature of capitalism and the challenge for the LGBT community - The Huffington Post

Photo book documenting gender non-conforming summer camp aims to humanize LGBT children - Queerty

ENTERTAINMENT

George Takei, Orange is the New Black and Kylie Minogue honored at 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards - OUT

Ms. Cleo talks about coming out, says she's "as gay as a two dollar bill" - The Huffington Post

Orange is the New Black wins GLAAD Media Award - The Huffington Post

Kirk Cameron says Christians should clean their own house before condemning marriage equality - Gay Star News

Celebrities shine on GLAAD's New York City red carpet - Gay Star News

SPORTS

MTV's True Life follows two gay athletes as they come out to their teams - The Huffington Post

NFL Hall of Famers: Michael Sam will be accepted for who he is - PinkNews

VIDEO: Notre Dame releases "You Can Play" video featuring gay athletes, allies - Towleroad

 

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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.