1. The US Department of State acknowledged June as “2017 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex” Pride Month. Read Rex Tillerson’s full statement here.
2. A gay Republican and staunch Trump supporter is calling foul on the Charlotte Pride organization. Brian Talbert told Washington Post that Charlotte Pride discriminated against him by not allowing him to build a float to ride in its annual parade.
3. Meet 18 adult film stars who aren’t just big in the industry … they’re big LGBT activists as well.
4. Need a Friday pick-me-up? Just go on Twitter and search the #PrideMonthPuppo hashtag.
5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: “I’ve tried many times to kill him, but I didn’t want her to die.” A HIV-positive black transwoman writes a love letter to her body, 50 years in the making.