5 LGBT things you need to know today, Nov. 4

1. And the claws come out. LGBT bloggers and political scientists alike are slamming the campaign in support of Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance, or HERO, which failed to pass Tuesday.

2. Jackie Biskupski won in Tuesday’s election for Salt Lake City mayor, making her the city’s first openly gay mayor.

3. A new Pew study shows big gains in acceptance of LGBT people by Christians, a trend that held true even for evangelical Protestants and Mormons.

4. The New York Times takes a look at the progress schools have made in accommodating trans students’ needs—with the exception of the bathroom and the locker room.

5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: Carrie Brownstein officiates an impromptu wedding of two women, accompanied by Amy Poehler on the church organ.