5 LGBT things you need to know today, June 12

1. Maine could make history twice this November by electing an openly gay governor and electing the youngest openly gay legislator. Mike Michaud ran unopposed in Tuesday’s Democratic gubernatorial primary and will face Republican incumbent Paul LePage and independent Eliot Cutler, while 21-year-old Ryan Fecteau blew out David Flood in the Democratic primary for state representative from Maine’s heavily Democratic 11th District and will face Republican Debi Davis. Former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey was closeted when elected and later came out before resigning in 2004.

2. “What I’m doing now, as a gay, it’s not right for me to do. It’s against the religion. But I have to, because it just came to me. I believe I will go to hell.” The Hollywood Reporter infiltrates Brunei’s gay underground in the wake of a boycott of the Beverly Hills Hotel due to the viciously anti-gay Sultan of Brunei’s ownership.

3. Hillary Clinton says she got into shouting matches with top Russian officials over the country’s anti-gay policies.

4. “If someone can’t enjoy his or her own life, how can they bring happiness to others?” The Wall Street Journal takes a look at Shanghai Pride.

5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: Anderson Cooper takes a Texas GOP lawmaker to the woodshed over his defense of gay “reparative therapy.” See video above.