5 LGBT things you need to know today, May 18

1. So much for participating in the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. A Shariah law court in a conservative part of Indonesia spent that day condemning two young gay men to public caning for having sexual relations.

2. Roger Ailes, the former head of Fox News, died at age 77, reportedly of complications from a blood clot.

3. The Canadian government is publicly apologizing for the country’s purge of LGBT people from the military, a practice that lasted well into the 1980s.

4. Bow ties are the new way to send a fashion-forward message about equality. Both Bows-N-Ties and “Modern Family” star Jesse Tyler Ferguson have ongoing benefit fundraisers.

5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: Shirtless Violinist Matthew Olson is back — this time, he’s defying gravity with his cover of Sia’s “Chandelier.” Olson took to an aerial arts studio to play his instrument from hoops and silks.