1. Meet Eric Teetsel, GOP presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio’s new anti-gay director of faith outreach.
2. The Shepard/Byrd Hate Crimes Prevention Act at work. A Washington state man who yelled anti-gay slurs and threatened to stab three men in a Seattle neighborhood has been sentenced to 30 months in prison.
3. OUT Magazine released their annual OUT100 list which includes President Obama as Ally of the Year, Caitlyn Jenner as Newsmaker of the Year and Atlanta’s own Violet Chachki.
4. Speaking of lists, Jewish newspaper The Forward announced their annual Forward 50 list, which includes Freedom To Marry’s Evan Wolfson, director Jill Soloway and actor Jeffrey Tambor from “Transparent,” 13-year-old trans boy Tom Sosnik, and trans model Hari Nef.
5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: Passion Pit singer Michael Angelakos came out in an interview with author Bret Easton Ellis, saying he tried to be straight because of his marriage to his now-estranged wife Kristina Mucci. Passion Pit doesn’t ring a bell? Here’s one you’ve probably heard.