5 LGBT things you need to know today, June 2

1. Just hours after Caitlyn Jenner made her debut on the cover of Vanity Fair, ESPN announced they would be awarding her the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at this year’s ESPYs show on July 15. The network gave the award to gay football player Michael Sam last year.

2. “It’s clear from the reaction of many of America’s leading corporations, that Big Business wants to do the right thing for and by employees — all of them. And most CEOs of the Fortune 500 are Republicans. So, they are paving the way for more in our party to jump on board with gay rights. If it’s good for business, it’s generally good for the Republican Party.” GOP operative Mark McKinnon with an editorial in Politico called “We Republicans lost on gay rights. That’s a good thing.”

3. Evan Young, the high school valedictorian whose school didn’t allow him to give his graduation speech because he planned on revealing he’s gay, finally got to give his speech at a fundraiser for LGBT rights organization Out Boulder.

4. Adidas has redesigned their signature sneakers to celebrate LGBT Pride Month.

5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: This simple, straightforward video for NYC Pride has a powerful message, take a look.