5 LGBT things you need to know today, Aug. 9

1. An Oakland Athletics player received a two-game, without-pay suspension after directing a gay slur at a fan during Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels. More than $50,000 of his lost salary will be donated to the LGBT organization PFLAG.

2. Brooke Ashjian, the school board president at Fresno Unified in California, is Mormon — and he does not believe sex ed that includes LGBT curricula should be taught in his school district. The rest of the school board disagrees with him.

3. There’s a problem with same-sex unions in Australia. Couples can get married overseas, but because their marriage isn’t legally recognized at home, they can’t undergo divorce proceedings.

4. Are you LGBT? Are you 18 or older? Do you speak English? Then you can help with this research on how sexual orientation and gender identity may affect physical activity. McGill University is conducting an anonymous online survey that takes about 20 minutes to complete, and your answers will help the researchers develop strategies to make physical activities more inclusive.

5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: LGBT online streaming channel REVRY has a new show debuting this month. “Before I Got Famous” is the story of a young, gay actor who moves from China to Hollywood to pursue his dream of becoming an actor … only to find out he’s not the only handsome youngster shooting for the stars. Watch the trailer below.