5 LGBT things you need to know today, Aug. 22

1. Sam Clovis, who President Trump has pegged to be the chief scientist for the US Department of Agriculture, is “one of the most radically anti-LGBTQ” appointments yet, according to LGBTQ Nation.

2. Auburn High School in Alabama flies a rainbow flag — and parents want it taken down, unless the school puts up a Confederate flag to fly alongside it.

3. The city of Brooklyn, New York, was found liable in a gay man’s beating. The individual was attacked by police at his home during a gay pride party.

4. In a surprising move, the Mormon Church issued a statement of support for a LGBT music festival.

5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: Gay Olympic diver Greg Louganis’ adoption story is the subject of a new PEOPLE/Entertainment Weekly Network documentary. Louganis was put up for adoption at birth and felt abandoned by his biological parents — until his biological father, who followed his diving career, decided it was time the two finally met.