1. Fourteen-year-old Liam McAlpine was found dead in his bedroom this weekend. The gay teen came out recently on YouTube and subsequently used his channel to fight bullying.
2. Homosexuality is a crime in Uganda. Kasha Nabagesera, a lesbian activist, spends her life trying to change that. Nabagesera is both the founder of Bombastic magazine and the face of the country’s LGBT rights movement.
4. Actress Laverne Cox made history as the first trans actress cast as a trans character in a major television show. Now, she’s leaving another mark on TV history, as Cox was cast as a cis woman in ABC’s new show “The Trustee.”
5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: Pop singer Harper Starling just released a new single, “Disco Mirror Dream.” Starling came up with the song while at a gay bar, and said she hopes listeners and her fans (the Rainbow Brigade) will use it to be transported to their happy place.