5 LGBT things you need to know today, Aug. 1

1. The Minnesota LGBT community mourns the loss of Beverly Cory, a financial advisor who was a longtime member of Quorum, the Twin Cities’ LGBT and allied chamber of commerce. Cory was murdered during an armed robbery, and the suspect is still at large.

2. The “Roseanne” sitcom reboot will feature a “gender creative” child — the first non-binary character on network television.

3. Megan Nankabira, a Ugandan badminton champion, was forced to flee her home country with her partner after it was discovered she was a lesbian. The two boarded a plan to the United Kingdom to seek asylum.

4. Two gay farmers in Maine — a recently married couple — share with Bangor Daily News what it’s like to be LGBT in a rural area.

5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: Get the tissues ready. This animated short film, produced by Ringling College of Art and Design, tells the story of a closeted boy who fears discovery after his heart pops out of his chest and chases after he boy he loves.