Janelle Monae

5 LGBTQ things you need to know today, Feb. 26

1. Emma Gonzalez, the openly bisexual head of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s Gay-Straight Alliance, appeared with several classmates on Ellen DeGeneres’ show Friday to discuss the horrifying mass shooting that occurred at their school in Parkland, Florida. “There’s kids in previous shootings like Sandy Hook, and they’re so young, and many of them did not make it out to tell their tale,” Gonzalez said. “We are thankful enough to have been in a school that educated us almost perfectly to handle this situation.”

2. Eighteen-year-old transgender wrestler Mack Beggs was forced against his wishes to compete in a girls’ high school wrestling competition and was booed by crowds after winning his second consecutive state title in his home state of Texas.

3. Aaron Carter opened up to People.com about life after rehab, coming out as bisexual, his hopes of starting a family some day and LøVë, his first album in 15 years.

4. Bi author Roxane Gay, who has written some “Black Panther” comics as well as the best sellers “Hunger” and “Bad Feminist,” has thrown her hat into the ring to write the screenplay for the upcoming “Batgirl” movie now that “Buffy” screenwriter Joss Whedon has dropped out of the project.

5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: Janelle Monae’s first album in five years, “Dirty Computer,” leads off with an ode to bisexuality, “Make Me Feel,” co-starring Tessa Thompson.