5 LGBT things you need to know today, March 16

1. “The only family is the traditional one. No chemical offsprings and rented uterus: life has a natural flow, there are things that should not be changed.” Gay fashion designers Dolce and Gabbana are under fire for their comments on same-sex families.

2. Gay and lesbian groups marched in Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday for the first time ever.

3. A married same-sex couple has dropped plans to leave their estate to their alma mater University of Alabama, citing the state’s continued opposition to marriage equality. The estate is worth between $15 and $18 million.

4. The Human Rights Campaign held their annual dinner in Los Angeles Saturday night, attended by Shonda Rhimes, Matt Bomer, Lena Dunham, Mariah Carey, George Takei and more.

5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: “Well, I tell you, our reality as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender people beat the prejudice.  I mean, the central mechanism is that we stopped hiding. And it turns out we weren’t what the stereotype was.  But clearly, there was a point when the notion that I could get married to Jim while I was still in Congress would’ve been the most bizarre possibility.” Openly gay former U.S. Congressman Barney Frank appeared on NBC’s “Meet The Press” on Sunday.