5 LGBT things you need to know today, June 24

1. Judge John Bush was confirmed by the US Senate to a position on the 6th Circuit federal appeals court — a decision that angered equality advocates, as Bush is seen by many as anti-LGBT.

2. Human Rights Campaign is coming to the aid of transgender Alaskans, and trans tourists visiting Alaska. The state is looking at a measure that would gut LGBT protections in Anchorage’s anti-discrimination measures.

3. WNBA star Sue Bird of the Seattle Storm revealed to ESPN that she’s lesbian, and she’s dating soccer star Megan Rapinoe.

4. Taipei City, Taiwan, just became the country’s first city to offer maternal and paternal leave to same-sex parents.

5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: Emma Stone and Steve Carrell star in the upcoming movie “Battle of the Sexes,” which follows tennis star Billie Jean King (who later came out as lesbian) and her real-life fight to defeat a former male tennis champ on the court.