5 LGBT things you need to know today, July 10

1. “Nelsan had that electricity in an abundance I have rarely seen. I can’t believe he’s gone.” Nelsan Ellis, best known for playing the openly gay short order cook Lafayette on “True Blood,” died Saturday at age 39. His co-star Stephen Moyer talks about why Ellis made the show worth watching.

2. This Republican congresswoman out of Missouri is seeking to ban transgender health care in the US military.

3. Buzzfeed has 33 heartwarming pictures from Pride celebrations around the world.

4. Watch a crowd erupt in cheers as this woman proposes to her police officer girlfriend during London Pride on Saturday.

5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: A 13-year-old gay boy sits down with his 78-year-old gay elder to discuss their lives in this viral video.