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

1. Writer of guest op-ed in TIME says hook-up apps are destroying gay youth culture.

2. “You can laugh, but you did it, Mr. Brown. You went to Russia to foment hate.” Freedom To Marry president Evan Wolfson confronts National Organization for Marriage head Brian Brown about traveling to Russia to help pass anti-gay legislation.

3. “I do not believe in discrimination. [Gasps from audience] I don’t believe in discrimination, I believe in traditional marriage. The court is going to decide and this is a decision for the courts and they will make the decision.” In the other awkward moment from Florida’s governor debate on Wednesday night, Governor Rick Scott flubs the gay marriage question, and Charlie Crist nails it.

4. Towleroad has “35 celebs, politicians and personalities who went purple in support of LGBT youth for Spirit Day.”

5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: Gay jazz musician MRF with a video for his song “Trying,” about the ups and downs of two men’s relationship.