5 LGBT things you need to know today, April 25

1. Jason Collins, the first active openly gay NBA player, has been appointed by President Obama to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.

2. A veterans cemetery in Idaho has denied the request by a 74-year-old Navy veteran to be laid to rest in a shared plot with her wife, due to a 2006 voter-approved gay marriage ban.

3. A California man planted a rainbow flag at the top of Margherita Peak, Uganda’s highest mountain, in protest of the country’s anti-gay laws.

4. “Suddenly, if I want to mail something, I have to lick this guy’s backside?” Stephen Colbert on the introduction of an official U.S. stamp honoring LGBT icon Harvey Milk.

5. That ex-Klansman who shot and killed three people at a Jewish community center earlier this month? Yeah, he was caught having sex with a black male hooker in the late ’80s.