5 LGBT things you need to know today, July 25

1. The Democratic National Committee says they’ve doubled the number of transgender delegates to the convention that they had in 2012.

2. An alleged serial killer in London accused of drugging and murdering four men he met on gay dating sites has been charged with attacking eight others, including six further counts of administering a poison, seven of rape and four sexual assaults.

3. U.S. News & World Report looks at the rise of LGBT support at historically black schools.

4. Slate looks at the decline of HBO’s LGBT representation.

5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: Check out the new video from out singer Troye Sivan for “Wild” featuring Alessia Cara.