5 LGBT things you need to know today, June 4

1. Openly gay GOP candidate Carl DeMaio advanced in yesterday’s blanket primary in California’s 52nd congressional district and will face Democratic Rep. Scott Peters in November, moving him one step closer to becoming the first openly gay Republican elected to Congress.

2. A highly transphobic editorial titled “Laverne Cox Is Not A Woman” was pulled from the Chicago Sun-Times website, and digital editor Brandon Wall tweeted and then deleted that the piece being published was the result of a “colossal parade of fuck ups.” A formal retraction and apology was later issued by the Sun-Times editorial editor, but we like the first one better.

3. Christopher Buckley, the novelist son of William F. Buckley, Jr. says that Ronald Reagan voiced fears that his son, Ron, was gay after he dropped out of Yale to pursue a ballet career.

4. “Boy scouts and girl scouts, like the ministry, like coaching, like teaching, like school volunteering, like anything involving kids, is going to attract child molesters of both the homosexual and heterosexual variety.” Here’s a Dallas News editorial on incoming State Sen. Don Huffines and “the creeping gay agenda.”

5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: “Now you want me to accept unattractive transgender people? Where does it end? Will I have to accept unattractive non-transgender people? What am I made of? Humanity?” Stephen Colbert takes on the recent changes to Medicare which now cover gender reassignment surgeries (video above).