5 LGBT things you need to know today, June 1

1. Victory in Virginia. A federal appeals court that sided with a transgender teen in his lawsuit against a Virginia school board has denied the board’s request to rehear the case. The case is now set to head back to a federal court in Virginia.

2. A new study shows more Americans are having gay sex—or at least admitting to it—and the country as a whole seems increasingly A-OK with it.

3. “I consider myself an advocate because I have a platform to influence people.” Vanderbilt has hired openly lesbian coach Stephanie White to lead their women’s basketball team, making White only the second current openly gay women’s college basketball coach.

4. Out actor Ian McKellen shares 13 wonderful pieces of wisdom for younger members of the LGBT community.

5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: This new ad from Absolut stars transgender actress Carol Marra.