1. “The world lost someone who did a whole lot more for the LGBT community than we realize or understand.” ABC News on how Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps, who died late Wednesday, ultimately helped the LGBT rights movement.
3. “Ironically, at first glance, this makes it appear that an increase in political and social acceptance for LGBT in Americans is accompanied by a fall in economic standing. Progress isn’t making gays and lesbians poor though, but it is allowing more poor people to acknowledge their sexuality.” The Atlantic takes a look at “The myth of gay affluence.”