5 LGBT things you need to know today, March 15

1. A Philadelphia judge ruled Monday that he will not reduce the jail sentence for Kathryn Knott, the woman convicted in last year’s group attack on a gay couple. The case prompted the city to add sexual orientation to its hate crime laws.

2. U.S. spy agencies will publicly celebrate their LGBT employees and encourage new LGBT recruits at a SXSW panel this week, a first for the agencies.

3. The Atlantic looks at the LGBT politics of Christian colleges.

4. “There is no reason to bring back Xena if it is not there for the purpose of fully exploring a relationship that could only be shown subtextually [sic] in first-run syndication in the 1990s. It will also express my view of the world—which is only further informed by what is happening right now—and is not too difficult to know what that is if you do some digging.” The executive producer of the “Xena: Warrior Princess” reboot hints that she will be an out and proud lesbian this time around.

5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: Check out Antigone Rising’s latest video “Everywhere Is Home.”