GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, October 9, 2013

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NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

The stunning loophole that may block some of France's same-sex couples from marrying - Towleroad

Did NOM's Brian Brown violate US law by collaborating with Russian legislators on gay adoption ban? - Towleroad

Barilla chairman meets with LGBT groups in an attempt to reverse global boycott - Queerty

Supreme Court dismisses Ken Cuccinelli's sodomy law appeal - Advocate
 

LOCAL/REGIONAL

California Republican Party to go after transgender kids' rights - Gay Star News

NJ diner customer engages Chris Christie in same-sex marriage debate at campaign stop - Towleroad

Senator Wendy Davis on LGBT rights in Texas - The Huffington Post

Rainbow flag stolen from Tenn. Univ. pride exhibit returned - Advocate

Gay Mormons: Wendy and Tom Montgomery lead push to change LDS Church stance on homosexuality - The Huffington Post

COMMENTARY

Now is the time for attention to intimate partner violence in LGBTQ communities of color - The Huffington Post

What media outlets should know about the latest same-sex parenting study - Equality Matters

'I don't usually get involved in politics' - The Huffington Post

It was surprisingly easy(ish) to come out at the DMV - BuzzFeed

ENTERTAINMENT

Documentary about the murder of Lawrence King shows teachers, jurors sympathized with his killer: VIDEO - Towleroad

BBC is ready for gay couple on Strictly Come Dancing - Gay Star News

Beyond transition: documentaries capture rich, complex transgender lives - The Huffington Post

Tegan and Sara create 'marriage equality' ice cream sandwiches - The Huffington Post

SPORTS

Germany says its rainbow olympic uniforms are not pride flags - BuzzFeed

Soccer stars Abby Wambach & Sarah Huffman were married - OUT

 

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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.