GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, October 23, 2013

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

For transgender patients, a fight over health coverage - The Huffington Post

Three more states could legalize marriage equality by year's end - The Washington Post

Behind-the-scenes GOP group party change on gay issues - Queerty

Conservative activists say anti-gay violence in Russia is the fault of victims' 'public kissing' - PinkNews

Tea Party disavows Rick Scarborough, distances itself from 'class action suit against homosexuality' - Towleroad

Methodist marriage equality debate being formally considered by court as LGBT acceptance grows - The Huffington Post

Girl Scouts promote 'lesbianism, abortion,' pastor claims while urging cookie boycott - The Huffington Post

WND: LGBT movement is a "trojan horse for totalitarianism" - Equality Matters

Hong Kong Equal Opportunities boss says civil unions possible - Gay Star News

Northern Ireland Health Minister 'disappointed' at losing fight against adoption rights - PinkNews

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Indy Chamber votes to oppose Indiana same-sex marriage ban - Freedom Indiana

Texas' voter ID law that could disenfranchise women voters targets trans voters in general - Feministing

State attorneys in Utah defend same-sex marriage ban, cite 'responsible procreation' and 'optimal child rearing' - Towleroad

Lambda Legal appeals HIV-positive man's transmission conviction to Iowa Supreme Court - Towleroad

After thousands march for marriage equality at Illinois capitol, vote unlikely this week - BuzzFeed

VIDEO: Texas judge dumps Republican Party over 'petty' and 'bigoted' views - PinkNews

San Antonio high school elects two queens to homecoming - Towleroad

Catholic school teacher sacked for marrying her girlfriend 45 minutes after the ceremony - PinkNews

John Arthur, Ohio man who led challenge to marriage ban dies - The Bilerico Project

COMMENTARY

Why trans education efforts are vitally important - TransGriot

The understood 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy in the south - The Huffington Post

"Are you fully gay?" and other things you shouldn't ask a gay person - The Huffington Post

ENTERTAINMENT

Native American transsexual actress stars in new film - The Huffington Post

Fox News: Anti-bullying policies limit conservative free speech - Equality Matters

VIDEO: Jack Mackenroth launches 'HIV Equal' campaign aimed at ending HIV stigma - Towleroad

Poetry knows no sexual preference - 10 of the most famous LGBT poets in history - The Huffington Post

AfterEllen staff picks: Who's the best lesbian/bi TV character? - AfterEllen

Universal Studios defends 'super homophobic' Bill and Ted play as satire - PinkNews

SPORTS

UFC joins center for HIV awareness - UFC

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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.