1. In honor of National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11 and Spirit Day on Oct. 15, new data has been released on how America is coming out on Facebook. So far, six million Americans are out on the social media platform, including one million who have come out in the past year. Also, the data shows that coming out moments spiked at major moments for the LGBT community, including the Supreme Court decision on marriage equality, Caitlyn Jenner’s coming out interview and World AIDS Day.
3. Remember that group of thugs who beat up a gay couple while hurling gay slurs at them in Philadelphia last year? Two of them took a plea deal yesterday and will avoid jail time. They have to stay away from downtown Philadelphia for several years, pay $1000 in restitution and volunteer for 200 hours at an LGBT organization.