GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, November 6, 2013

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NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Feds offer health benefits to children of domestic partners - Advocate

Russia: Arkhangelsk is the first region to repeal local anti-gay "propaganda" law - PinkNews

Russian man blinded by anti-LGBT shooting speaks out - Gay Star News

Study: Straight men are "three times more likely" to not believe in bisexuality - PinkNews

Victoria's Secret petitioned to make Carmen Carrera its first transgender model - The Huffington Post

Ireland to hold public referendum on marriage equality - Towleroad

GOP Senators attach anti-union right-to-work amendment to ENDA - Towleroad

Catholic bishops think ENDA is worse than workplace discriminatoin - Queerty

The New York Times rips ENDA's "terribly broad" religious exemption - Towleroad

ENDA religious arguments lose power as conservatives attack business not Bible - The Huffington Post

Harry Reid predicts House passage of ENDA if John Boehner stops blocking it - The Huffington Post

John McCain skips ENDA vote to tape "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" - The Huffington Post

Is White House reconsidering executive order on LGBT workplace protections? - Towleroad

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Illinois House passes marriage equality bill - The Rainbow Times

Bronx teen files suit against Catholic schools, says she was expelled for being gay - Towleroad

Three gay Oregon men attacked on Halloween while dressed in drag in alleged hate crime - The Huffington Post

Full benefits for married LGBT couples granted by Florida National Gaurd - Advocate

Main Gov. candidate 2014: "Yes, I am gay. But why should it matter?" - The Rainbow Times

Palm Springs theater owner exposed for making major donations to anti-LGBT politicians, Prop 8 - Queerty

VIDEO: Ed Murray declares victory in Seattle mayoral race, will be city's first out gay mayor - Towleroad

Anti-LGBT Attorney General who tried to ban sodomy loses Virginia governor race - PinkNews

Marriage equality opponent Chris Christie re-elected New Jersey governor - PinkNews

The President and First Lady are "overjoyed" about marriage equality in Illinois - Queerty

Hawaii police officer: "You would have to kill me" before I would enforce an equal marriage law - PinkNews

South Carolina sees major shift toward acceptance of marriage equality in new poll - Towleroad

COMMENTARY

Hawaii's special session on marriage equality undermined democracy - The Huffington Post

Our next generation of leaders: Historically Black colleges and universities' students advancing changes - The Huffington Post

Op-ed: Harassing transgender minors, the lowest low - Advocate

7 things Ted Kennedy would say to pass ENDA - Advocate

Op-ed: Germany's third-gender law fails on equality - Advocate

ENTERTAINMENT

Rapper Angel Haze explains pansexuality in her own words - BuzzFeed

Samuel L. Jackson to play first gay role in Stephen King film - Gay Star News

Fox News pretends ENDA's religious exemptions aren't real - Equality Matters

James Franco discusses attraction to playing gay characters - The Huffington Post

BENT-CON: LGBT comic book/sci-fi conference takes place November 8 in California - The Huffington Post

SPORTS

The OutField--Sochi Olympics: Kick butt and take names - The Rainbow Times

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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.