5 LGBT things you need to know today, July 14

1. The New York Times reports on how Grindr is becoming an effective way to get gay men of color to try home HIV self-testing kits.

2. The largest survey of transgender people yet shows the extent of the danger bathrooms are.

3. “Why am I even here?” Here’s a shocker. The first openly LGBT person on the GOP Platform Committee is not finding people open to her views. The experience has made her consider leaving the party for the first time in her life.

4. The Advocate profiles the openly LGBT athletes headed to Rio for the Olympics.

5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: Out comedian Cameron Esposito talks to female ghosts who defend the new “Ghostbusters” movie.