5 LGBT things you need to know today, March 23

1. A gay New York assemblyman (and Rosie O’Donnell’s brother) compared MMA to gay porn on Tuesday.

2. Newsweek looks at whether gay employees are paid less than straight ones.

3. The ACLU is accusing a Kentucky prison of an illegal anti-gay mail ban.

4. “I feel sometimes like I should be sorry I am the way I am. This is really important to me. I want them to accept it and to accept us. Please help me, I could use the guidance.” This 17-year-old lesbian wants to come out to her parents in time for prom so she can take her girlfriend. Find out what the advice columnist for the Detroit Free Press told her.

5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: Buzzfeed shows moments that won’t make sense to straight girls.