5 LGBT things you need to know today, April 17

1. Author Jennifer Boylan’s new book, “Long Black Veil,” features a major transgender character. She opens up to Vice about the novel, her experience and her time mentoring Caitlyn Jenner.

2. Trans activist Eli Erlick, who attends Pitzer College, is one of Glamour magazine’s 2017 College Women of the Year.

3. Take a look at the LGBT-related movies that are part of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, including short “Dive (Salta),” coming-of-age story “Saturday Church,” a drama about the life of artist “Tom of Finland” and more.

4. Nearly 300 Christian ministers from the Caribbean reached out to the White House in late March, asking President Trump to end America’s promotion of LGBT and intersex equality abroad.

5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: Human Rights Campaign leaders call Mark Green “one of the most anti-LGBT politicians” in America. Green is Trump’s pick as the new secretary of the US Army. Here are just a few of the reasons why HRC has a problem with this appointment: