5 LGBT things you need to know today, June 29

1. Primary voters in Utah and Colorado on Tuesday selected transgender women (both named Misty) to run for spots in Congress next fall—a first in major-party American political history.

2. A group of gay men in Ivory Coast say they’ve been assaulted and forced to flee their homes after the U.S. Embassy published a photo of them signing a condolence book for victims of the Pulse shooting.

3. “The authorities should have been there to help and protect me, but instead they treated me like a second-class citizen. I’ve never felt so terrified to be a gay man in the public eye.” Out YouTube star Calum McSwiggan said on Instagram that he was assaulted by three men after leaving a West Hollywood gay club, but police say he injured himself in a jail cell after being arrested on suspicion of vandalism. A booking photo shows no obvious injuries and police say once he was inside a solo jail cell, McSwiggan began hitting himself with the handle and receiver of a pay phone.

4. Vulture says “Game of Thrones” has a gay problem.

5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: There’s a petition For “Star Wars” To include an LGBT character in memory of Orlando shooting victim Drew Leinonen.