5 LGBT things you need to know today, May 23

1. Two gay men were caned in public in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, because of their sexuality. The city allows for citizens to be punished for “morality offenses.”

2. An anti-discrimination measure added to a federal veterans bill failed in the House by one vote after Republicans rallied against it.

3. Milwaukee County’s anti-LGBT Sheriff David Clarke is reportedly up for a position with the Department of Homeland Security, and civil rights activists are not having it.

4. A new book will chronicle the true love story of lesbian couple Meg (a Canadian) and Elena (a Russian), who braved anti-LGBT sentiment and the sea to be together.

5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: Last night in Manchester, England, a suicide bomber killed more than 20 people and injured dozens following a concert by ally musician Ariana Grande (watch below as she addresses her LGBT fans at a past concert in Texas). Bustle calls the bombing an attack on all youth in an already tense political climate.