5 LGBT things you need to know today, March 9

1. Despite Democratic objections and a 39-hour filibuster, the Missouri Senate passed anti-LGBT “First Amendment Defense Act” legislation this morning.

2. A North Carolina lawmaker has formed a group of state senators to work on dismantling Charlotte’s recently passed LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance.

3. “It was too scary to think HIV was a general risk due to the vagaries of biology rather than a callous ‘bad guy.’” Don’t miss this New York Magazine story on the unraveling narrative surrounding claims that Gaetan Dugas was HIV’s “Patient Zero.”

4. Meet the Wachowski sisters. “The Matrix” co-director Lilly Wachowski has come out as transgender, as did her sister Lana Wachowski several years ago.

5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: Check out the promo for the new game show “Modd Couples,” a Here TV show about gay couples battling straight couples for prizes.