GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, October 28, 2013

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

 

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

John McCain's wife petitions him to support bill barring anti-LGBT workplace discrimination - PinkNews

Philippines takes a Positive step to stop AIDS - Gay Star News

LGBT campaigner and Holocaust survivor Sharley McLean dies aged 90 - PinkNews

The hidden history of marriage for LGBT people in Asia - BuzzFeed

7th Native American tribe allows LGBT couples to wed - Gay Star News

Breast cancer study for transpeeps on HRT - TransGriot

Murderer or trans woman sentenced to 112 years to life - Gay Star News

The kiss: why two Brazilian women were arrested and beaten - Advocate

Jelly Belly chairman donates to anti-trans campaign - Advocate

Croatia to let people vote on constitutionally banning marriage equality - Towleroad

Bangladeshi Nobel prize winner targeted by anti-gay clerics - PinkNews

Tens of thousands march for marriage equality in Taiwan - The Huffington Post

Study finds Vietnam's trans people weighed down by bias - Gay Star News

Transgender contestant to take on Indian minister in state elections - Gay Star News

LOCAL/REGIONAL

New Philadelphia law requires buildings to have gender-neutral bathrooms - Gay Star News

VIDEO: Gay male Florida student denied laptop rental after librarian says he's a woman - Towleroad

VIDEO: NOM launches hate ad against marriage equality in Hawaii - Towleroad

VIDEO: Just one week after NJ got marriage equality, opposition hits its lowest level ever - Towleroad

California police officer accused of raping trans woman whilst on duty - Gay Star News

VIDEO: Illinois pastor compares LGBT parents to "five-year-olds who think they can drive cars" - Towleroad

Baylor University votes to remove "homosexual acts" from school's "sexual misconduct code" - Towleroad

Male cheerleader forced to quit, change schools over "gay" bullying - Gay Star News

Rick Snyder, Michigan governor, dodges question about gay people, again - The Huffington Post

US: Several churches in North Carolina cut sponsorship of Boy Scouts following pro-gay policy - PinkNews

COMMENTARY

Gay men's sexism and women's bodies - The Huffington Post

A more perfect union: being gay in America - The Huffington Post

NYT looks at gay couples saying "I don't" - Towleroad

ENTERTAINMENT

Conservative media pundit Brent Bozell: TV and film have too much gay "propaganda" - Towleroad

Chris Brown arrested after allegedly saying in an altercation: "I'm not into this gay s***" - PinkNews

SPORTS

Johnny Weir won't speak out against Russia's anti-gay laws while covering the Olympics for NBC - Queerty

Transgender people assaulted in Pakistan's ex-cricket star's domain - Gay Star News

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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.