GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, November 5, 2013

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

New campaign highlights disparities, discrimination in state adoption laws - Advocate

Barilla Pasta announces new company "diversity and inclusion" initiative - Advocate

In Chile's transgender circus, performers have a refuge from discrimination - BuzzFeed

Amnesty International condemns anti-gay attack on Russian HIV group, leaving man blinded in eye - PinkNews

LGBT equality victories pile up in 2013 - The Huffington Post

Senate clears procedural hurdle to LGBT anti-bias bill, setting up final vote this week - BuzzFeed

Jeff Flake opposes discrimination against LGB (but not T) people - The Huffington Post

Jeff Merkley takes up mantle of LGBT equality from Ted Kennedy - The Huffington Post

VIDEO: Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) gives first floor speech since 2012 stroke, in support of ENDA - Towleroad

VIDEO: Bryan Fischer complains there's no protection in ENDA for heterosexuals - Towleroad

Religious exemptions in ENDA endorsed by some advocacy groups, questioned by others - Towleroad

WATCH: First openly gay senator Tammy Baldwin on "courage" of those supporting ENDA - Advocate

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Small Mississippi town successfully prevents lesbian from opening gay bar - Queerty

Plan for Washington DC national LGBT museum - Gay Star News

Parents sue New Jersey for right to "turn" their gay son straight - Gay Star News

COMMENTARY

Making communities LGBT aging friendly - The Huffington Post

Executive at conservative media watchdog group accuses me of bias for not outing myself as transgender - The Huffington Post

Op-ed: People like us, people like them: when identities are more than gay/straight/black/white - Advocate

The 7 worst arguments in The Heritage Foundation's new anti-ENDA report - Equality Matters

Creating trans-friendly workplaces: Congress needs to catch up to Corporate America - The Huffington Post

ENTERTAINMENT

The top 25 lesbian/bi characters on TV right now - AfterEllen

Eminem insists his use of "f***t" in lyrics not aimed at gay people - Gay Star News

Go, gay Power Ranger! - Advocate

SPORTS

AllOut's short film imagines what it could be like for a gay olympian to win in Sochi - BuzzFeed

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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.