5 LGBT things you need to know today, July 12

1. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday night gave a closed door speech at a conference for the anti-LGBT hate group Alliance Defending Freedom.

2. Marriage benefits are new and unfamiliar to many in the LGBT community. This MassMutual financial planner gives you tips on how to find the $1 million you and your spouse could be missing out on.

3. “They’re not poking fun at what they’re describing. Some of them are funny and humorous but they take their subject as seriously as if they were mainstream books.” Meet the woman who is rescuing 1970s gay porn paperbacks.

4. Showtime is bringing back “The L Word” with the series creator and original stars.

5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: The Washington Post features Ruby Corado, a trans activist in Washington D.C. who founded Casa Ruby, the city’s only bilingual, multicultural LGBT community center.