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5 LGBT things you need to know today, Nov. 15

1. Here’s how the world reacted as Australians voted in favor of marriage equality yesterday.

2. The Pentagon confirmed that it will pay for a soldier’s gender reassignment surgery for the first time. The surgery for the active-duty military member reportedly occurred yesterday.

3. The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs today released a report on LGBTQ and HIV-affected intimate partner violence.

4. “It’s important that everybody gets representation and that anybody having thoughts on who they are is able to see that represented on TV and to be shown that’s okay.” People Magazine has an interview with Joshua Rush, the 15-year-old playing the Disney Channel’s first openly gay teen.

5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: The multi-talented artist MILCK created a powerful music video for her song “Quiet,” showing the impact of sexual assault on all communities — including the transgender community.