5 LGBT things you need to know today, May 16

1. The Washington Post reports that online dictionary searches for “transgender” spiked more than 600 percent after President Obama’s directive on school bathrooms last Friday morning.

2. Mic breaks down how President Obama’s directive fits into his LGBT rights legacy.

3. The 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards were held Saturday night in New York with Robert De Niro, Mariah Carey and Diane Sawyer among those who were honored. Here’s a complete list of winners.

4. CBS has given a series order to “Doubt,” co-starring Laverne Cox. It will be the first broadcast series featuring a transgender series regular character played by a trans actor.

5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: Hundreds gathered Saturday in Salt Lake City for the dedication of Harvey Milk Boulevard.