5 LGBT things you need to know today, March 31

1. Reports are starting to surface that the pilot believed to have deliberately crashed the Germanwings flight in the Alps suffered from depression, feared losing his eyesight and faced anti-gay bullying from his co-workers.

2. The U.S. Justice Department is suing Southeastern Oklahoma State University alleging that the school discriminated a transgender professor in violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

3. “It’s a funny thing when a character for over 100 years has been saying, ‘I don’t do that at all.’ He’s been saying it over 100 years! He’s not interested in [sex]. He’s willfully staying away from that to keep his brain pure—a Victorian belief, that. But everyone wants to believe he’s gay. He’s not gay. He’s not straight. And Doctor Watson is very clear that he prefers women. People want to fantasize about it. It’s fine. But it’s not in the show.” “Sherlock” co-creator on the neverending gay rumors about the famous detective.'

4. Dame Helen Mirren says her “Prime Suspect” character would have become a lesbian.

5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: Four people explain what it's like to be intersex in this Buzzfeed video.