GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, October 8, 2013

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NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Home Depot targeted gay employees for firing after financial crisis, lawsuit claims - The Huffington Post

London: Man accused of stabbing transgender woman to death in her bedroom - PinkNews

Cyprus adds sexual orientation and gender identiy to anti vilification code - Gay Star News

LGBT family books make American Library Association's list of banned books - Towleroad

Kuwait ot perform "medical tests" to keep LGBTs out of country - Queerty

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Illinois military veterans join campaign for same-sex marriage - Gay Star News

University of Mississippi: Full audience to attend LGBT session for interrupting Matthew Shepard Play - PinkNews

On the (queer) waterfront: Brooklyn's hidden LGBT past - Out

Fayetteville State University to become third HBCU with LGBT center - TransGriot

Gary Hall says homophobia is a sin; National Cathedral Dean speaks out during LGTB Weekend of Honor - The Huffington Post

PHOTOS: Gay Days Anaheim 2013 - Advocate

COMMENTARY

When the rejected became the mainstream - The Huffington Post

Lessons from coming out in 1976 - The Huffington Post

ENTERTAINMENT

Annie Lennox opens new centre for HIV and sexual health
- PinkNews

Betty Who discusses musical influences and her song 'Somebody Loves You' - The Huffington Post

MAJOR! obliterates fundraising goal - TransGriot

SPORTS

Meet the first openly gay NCAA Division II basketball star - Advocate

Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola accused of homophobic remarks, generally being the worst - Queerty

Gay boxer Orlando Cruz: I was scared about coming out, but it's made me happy and free - PinkNews

Russian athletes pose for 'NOH8 Campaign' LGBT rights project - The Huffington Post

Paris selected as host of Gay Games X

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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.