GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, October 24, 2013

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

What's Transgender Awareness Week? - TransGriot

Why are so many LGBT families living in hostile territory? - Advocate

"Top 50 OUTstanding in Business List" looks at LGBT corporate industry leaders - The Huffington Post

Belarus calls to cancel Eurovision inclusion of trans singer - Gay Star News

French court overrules restrictions on gay binantional couples, says Franco-Moroccan couple can marry - Towleroad

UK Supreme Court rejects appeal against adoptions by same sex couples - BuzzFeed

Study suggests many more are same-sex attracted than willing to admit - Gay Star News

Australian state parliament passes motion against so-called 'ex-gay' therapies - Gay Star News

LOCAL/REGIONAL

As Illinois rallies for marriage equality, Bishop bans supporters from Cathedral - Towleroad

Hudson, NY Mayor accused of AIDS-related smear against gay, HIV-positive opponent - Towleroad

New Mexico Supreme Court hears marriage equality arguments - The Huffington Post

COMMENTARY

I'm attracted to trans women - Salon

Coming out as transgender: Janet Mock explains how the process differs for the trans community - The Huffington Post

My hideous angel: A story of growing up gay in an abusive home - The Huffington Post

Heteronormativity in Halloween costumes - Sociological Images

Halloween costume ideas for LGBT families - Advocate

Addressing the "lesbians hate men" stereotype - AfterEllen

Sharing the stories of LGBT youth: Jazz, 12 - The Huffington Post

Why is it taking 5 months (and counting) to renew my drivers license in Texas? - TransGriot

ENTERTAINMENT

Chely Wright Grand Ole Opry petition launched by David Dilsizian - The Huffington Post

George Takei talks gay "Star Trek" characters on "Watch What Happens Live" - The Huffington Post

WATCH: First look at Oprah's Next Chapter about Gay Hollywood - Queerty

Universal axes anti-gay Halloween show - Gay Star News

SPORTS

VIDEO: Olympic medalist Shaun White 'not a big fan' of Russia's anti-gay laws - Towleroad

Johnny Weir retires from skating, will join NBC as analyst in Sochi - Advocate

 

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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.