5 LGBT things you need to know today, July 21

1. Towleroad rounds up photos and coverage of the bizarre “Gays For Trump” party held on the second night of the Republican National Convention and full of militant, xenophobic, anti-Islamic speakers.

2. This should end well. Tech billionaire Peter Thiel will reportedly say he is a “proud gay man” during his speech tonight at the GOP convention.

3. A transgender superhero will be the lead for the first time ever in a new comic book.

4. Howl and Echoes says the new album from Florida punk outfit Against Me! explores transgender romance. Lead singer Laura Jane Grace is a trans woman.

5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: Lacie and Robin answer questions about partners, penetration and puberty in the latest installment of “Ask A Lesbian.”