5 LGBT things you need to know today, Aug. 16

1. Ding dong, the bill is dead! Which old bill? The anti-transgender Texas bathroom bill, that is.

2. In Alabama, the fight to fill Jeff Sessions’ vacated seat after he leveled up to the federal government: anti-LGBT Roy Moore will face off against Sen. Luther Strange.

3. On Fox News, a guest tries to equate the symbolism of the Pride flag to that of the Confederate flag.

4. Ames Simmons, director of transgender policy for Equality NC, shares the effects pseudoscience has on sentiments toward trans folk.

5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: Remembering civil rights leader Julian Bond, who passed away two years ago today. Bond was a staunch supporter and advocate for LGBT equality.