5 LGBT things you need to know today, Jan. 20

1. As the new president takes the Oath of Office today, it seems as good a time as any to review the LGBT advances brought to America by our outgoing leader. Thanks, Obama.

2. Makonnen comes out as mainstream rap’s first openly gay male artist. Makonnen’s sexuality has been questioned because of his fashion sense, which doesn’t stick to the norms of masculinity.

3. We’ve shared before about the upcoming ABC show “When We Rise,” which chronicles the fight for LGBT civil rights. Today, a look at the real-life activists whose struggles inspired the series.

4. Photographer Tom Atwood’s new book, “Kings & Queens in Their Castles,” will hit stores in March. Take a look inside as he shares the “fly on the wall” view of LGBT icons in their homes.

5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: It’s Inauguration Day, and these LGBT high school students have a few words for Donald Trump and Mike Pence.