5 LGBT things you need to know today, July 14

1. The Justice Department refused to release a copy of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ speech to the anti-LGBT hate group Alliance Defending Freedom, but “somehow” conservative magazine The Federalist got a hold of it. Here it is via LGBTQ Nation and it is troubling.

2. “I never expected to get mom-shamed by James Woods.” The parents of the “gender-creative” son that actor James Woods criticized recently on Twitter are speaking out.

3. “In its essence, LGBTQ culture strives to be accepted and commercialized in the mainstream consciousness. Punk rock and alternative culture wants the very opposite of that.” NBC takes a look at the queercore movement.

4. “Heroes” and “Sarah Connor Chronicles” actor Thomas Dekker came out after being outed by “Hannibal” and “American Gods” creator Bryan Fuller.

5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: “Game of Thrones” is back on Sunday, and that means “Gay of Thrones” is back too! Here’s a teaser for the new season.