5 LGBT things you need to know today, Aug. 26

1. Locally, the reaction to the beer has been fantastic. Way more people are asking to carry the beer than we can supply.” Cheers! This anti-HB2 beer has raised more than $42,000 for LGBT groups in North Carolina.

2. Salem, Massachusetts police are calling the intentional explosion of an LGBT publication’s newspaper box a hate crime.

3. The Atlantic looks at how LGBT seniors are being pushed back into the closet.

4. The Daily Beast praises the “radical queerness” of Frank Ocean’s album “Blonde,” calling it an “LGBT masterpiece.”

5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: The U.S. Department of Justice has released a training video for how police should interact with the trans community.