5 LGBT things you need to know today, August 12

1. “If you are feeling depressed reach out, scream out, make sure someone takes hold of you and helps until you are well enough to help yourself.” Out actor Harvey Fierstein talks about depression and remembers his “Mrs. Doubtfire” co-star Robin Williams, who was found dead of an apparent suicide Monday morning.

2. The Daily Beast on Iran’s new gay executions.

3. “Will that change? It might. I’ve had letters from fans who want me to present particularly an explicit male sex scene – most of the letters come from women.” “Game of Thrones” writer George R.R. Martin on why there’s more gay sex in the TV version than in his books.

4. Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern on “The troubles and triumphs of fat gay men.”

5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: Out singer and YouTube sensation Troye Sivan, who played young Wolverine in “X-Men Origins,” releases a video for his new single “Happy Little Pill.”