5 LGBT things you need to know today, Sept. 8

1. Buzzfeed has 10 quotes proving that Jason Lewis, who is running for Congress against a lesbian progressive opponent, deserves the title of Minnesota’s “Mini-Trump.”

2. “To willingly allow anyone to hijack this tradition that means so much to millions of Americans and so many of our own fans for any cause would effectively be just as disrespectful as doing it ourselves.” The Washington Spirit played the national anthem early in order to prevent lesbian soccer star Megan Rapinoe from kneeling in protest during the song. Rapinoe has been kneeling during the anthem in solidarity with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who is doing the same to protest racial injustice and minority oppression in the United States.

3. Rebecca Sugar, the bisexual creator of Cartoon Network’s “Steven Universe” and the network’s first female creator, talks with PBS Newshour about writing LGBT stories for kids.

4. Renee Zellweger hits the cover of The Advocate to talk about being returning to Hollywood after five years with “Bridget Jones’s Baby.”

5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: Get your tissues ready and watch Katy Perry surprise a Pulse shooting survivor on “Ellen.”