GLAAD Link - your daily round up of LGBT news, May 9, 2014

 

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Japan: 70% of LGBT pupils bullied in school, 30% contemplate suicide - PinkNews

Dorchester Collection responds to boycott over Brunei "stone the gays" law - PinkNews

Why didn't Baroness Warsi speak out against Brunei's anti-gay kaw when she met the Sultan? - PinkNews

New study highlights high rates of LGBT discrimination in the criminal justice system - The Huffington Post

Hallmark introduces "two mums" Mother's Day card - PinkNews

Bill would extend social security benefits to all married couples - The Advocate

Trial delayed for LGBT Ugandans as advocates picket President in London - The Advocate

Nintendo insults gay gamers, now here's what you can do about it - Queerty

Russia officially approves gay rights protest for the first time - Gay Star News

Syphilis cases surge among gay and bisexual men - PinkNews

Eurovision hosts banned from wearing rainbow to protest anti-gay laws - Gay Star News

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Meet NYC's queer Arab-American family - The Advocate

Oregon bar owner accused of anti-trans discrimination - The Advocate

NY lawmaker looks to simplify name change for trans residents - The Advocate

Indiana state government still appealing recognition of dying lesbian's marriage - Gay Star News

Michigan marriage equality supporters launch campaign for 2016 ballot effort - Towleroad

COMMENTARY

I hear them breathing: trans women, prison, and the limits of tolerance - Feministing

Confessions of a single gay dad: I dread Mother's Day - The Huffington Post

Poet Becker explores lesian friendships - Washington Blade

This mom says what every transgender child should hear - The Huffington Post

The effects of bullying - The Huffington Post

Op-ed: HIV can still land you in jail - The Advocate

Op-ed: The 6 gay men who are changing the world - The Advocate

ENTERTAINMENT

Morning brew: Ellen Page talks relationships, coming out in "Hollywood Reporter" - AfterEllen

Metal band Cynic's Paul Masividal and Sean Reinert come out as gay - The Advocate

Antigay Benham brothers respond to cancelation of HGTV reality show - The Advocate

6 lesbian web series you should probably be watching - BuzzFeed

SPORTS

Michael Sam could be drafted by a team in a state where he could be fired for being gay - BuzzFeed

Visa taps Michael Sam for major endorsement - OUT

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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.