5 LGBT things you need to know today, July 23

1. “You’re fundamentally wrong on civics.” Rachel Maddow told Rick Santorum how the Constitution works last night.

2. “I do like to think it’s important to write books that feature people who aren’t me because I really, really hope that my readership is not just a room full of beardo white dudes… I also think it’s vital to read books that aren’t by people like me so that my own perspective is opened up. You should try that.” See what else this YA author had to say to a fan who complained about him having gay characters in his books.

3. ThinkProgress on a black trans woman who was profiled while on vacation and is now in an Iowa jail.

4. Check out this new track from DJ duo Nervo, featuring Kylie Minogue, Jake Shears and Nile Rodgers. (h/t Towleroad)

5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: Don’t miss the first trailer for “Freeheld,” starring Julianne Moore and Ellen Page and based on Stacie Andree and Laurel Hester’s real-life battle for domestic partnership benefits.

Check out BuzzFeed’s exclusive trailer for Freeheld, the movie starring Ellen Page and Julianne Moore as a real-life New Jersey couple fighting for same-sex rights.

Posted by BuzzFeed Entertainment on Wednesday, July 22, 2015