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

1. Big day for marriage equality in two different courts today!

2. Openly gay football player Michael Sam is reportedly engaged.

3. A Dublin priest came out as gay during Mass…and received a standing ovation.

4. Buzzfeed takes a look at the gay storyline on the Fox hit “Empire,” saying, “Being black and gay on TV will never be the same.”

5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: “I was born six months before the Stonewall riots and you have had 45 years to work out that despite appearances, I am just as ordinary, just as unremarkable, and just as human as you are. I’m 45 years old and I’m not asking anymore. I am just being…human being.” Draq queen and gay rights activist Panti gives an inspiring TED Talk on homophobia.