5 LGBT things you need to know today, May 6

1.Homophobic Empire fans are still reeling after Wednesday night’s steamy gay kiss between Jamal Lyon and new love interest D-Major. Fans have expressed their disdain for all of “the gay sh*t” on Twitter.

2.North Carolina Republican lawmakers say they will not be “bullied” into meeting the U.S. Justice Department’s Monday deadline to change the discriminatory anti-trans law HB 2.

3.New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city officials are speaking out against the newly opened Chick fil-A on the corner of 37th Street and 6th Avenue in Manhattan for the food chain’s anti-gay stance. “I’m certainly not going to patronize them, and I wouldn’t urge any other New Yorker to patronize them. But they do have a legal right,” said de Blasio.

4.Arrow and Teen Wolf star Colton Haynes has officially come out as gay in the pages of Entertainment Weekly. Haynes’ coming out, while big news this week, has left many people scratching their heads and wondering why this announcement is still considered a big deal. Progress?

5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: The Trans United Fund has released a beautiful video of mothers and their transgender kids just in time for mother’s day weekend. “Meet My Child” is a fierce example of unconditional love in the face of mounting anti-trans discrimination.