5 LGBT things you need to know today, Oct. 17

1. Buzzfeed has the story of how an online love affair ended with trans man Kyran Lee convicted of sexual assault in one of several recent “gender fraud” cases in the UK.

2. “I don’t want to erase all the history, but I want people to know who I am and to stand on my own . . . as Marci.” The Washington Post catches up with the Obamacare Kid, who came out as trans.

3. Fox News anchor Shepard Smith denies a report that the network’s former CEO Roger Ailes forced him to hide his sexual orientation.

4. This “Stranger Things” actor addresses whether his character is gay.

5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: Trans activist Erin Armstrong stars in singer-songwriter Hayley Kiyoko’s new video “One Bad Night,” which tackles trans violence.