1. The suspects in a Miami gay-bashing have surrendered to the police. A gay couple, Rene Chalarca and Dmitry Logunov, along with a Good Samaritan, Helmut Muller Estrada, were attacked on Sunday. According to NBC Miami, the four suspects surrendered through their attorney at 5:30 p.m. to Miami Beach Police. The alleged attackers were identified as Luis M. Alonso, Juan C. Lopez, Adonis Diaz and Pablo Reinaldo Romo. Felony charges are expected.
2. Ronan Farrow has publicly come out as a member of the LGBTQ community. According to Andy Towle, Farrow did so at an event for the Point Foundation, where the journalist was given the Courage Award. Prior to the Point event, Farrow’s sexuality had been the topic of numerous profiles, including features in the New York Times and Vice.
3. Sunday’s WrestleMania broke new ground. According to LGBTQ Nation, Irish WWE stalwart Finn Balor entered the New Orleans arena “flanked by local LGBT people wearing T-shirts with a rainbow design. … Balor is selling the T-shirts with the tagline ‘Bálor Club for Everyone’ and is giving a portion of the proceeds to GLAAD.” Additionally, Sonya Deville became the first out lesbian to participate in WrestleMania. In an Instagram post, wearing a rainbow costume, Deville said, “I’m representing y’all.”
4. A gay “Dreamer” is stuck in Mexico after his green card application was denied. Marco Villada Garibay is separated from his husband Israel Serrato by the border. According to the Washington Blade, Garibay traveled to the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez to apply to a green card, only to be denied a return to the United States. Garibay came to the U.S. when he was six years old, and has lived almost his entire life in America. Villada married Serrato in 2014. The couple has filed a federal lawsuit.
5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: “Boys on Film,” an award-winning anthology of gay-themed short films, is now celebrating its eighteenth edition. This installment features 10 stories involving LGBTQ protagonists. Here is the trailer: