5 LGBT things you need to know today, Sept. 13

1. “I have an uncle who is gay and I hate the hatred.” Read the story behind the stunning picture of the 12-year-old boy who attempted to block thousands of anti-gay protesters.

2. The New York Times has the most detailed map of same-sex marriage in America.

3. Sign of the times. Brown University is now providing free tampons and sanitary pads in its men’s, women’s, and gender-inclusive campus bathrooms.

4. Bisexual Oregon Gov. Kate Brown leads by eight points in the state’s gubernatorial race according to a poll from an independent survey firm. Brown succeeded Gov. John Kitzhaber last February after he resigned amid a public corruption scandal. She is the country’s first openly bisexual statewide officeholder.

5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: Chris Conde, a gay experimental rapper from San Antonio, released a video for his song “Growing Up Gay.”