5 LGBTQ things you need to know today, April 26

1. The Good Samaritan who stopped an attack on a gay couple is being honored as a hero in Miami Beach. According to the Miami Herald, “Helmut Muller Estrada was on his way home after a day at the beach when he saw four men brutally attack a gay couple after Miami Beach’s gay pride parade, punching them repeatedly in their faces and knocking them to the ground. Although Muller Estrada, 29, didn’t know the couple, he rushed to their defense.” The City Commission gave Mueller Estrada a medallion for his compassion and courage.

2. A D.C. Dentist has fixed a hate crime victim’s teeth for free. Dr. Christopher Banks at Capital Cosmetic Dentistry mended the broken mouth of Zach Link, a Washington-area man who was the victim of a gay-bashing earlier this month. According to Towleroad, Link “came in with remarkable and visible damage to several of his front teeth, the result of severe and aggressive punching and kicking to his face. Zach came into the office and after a few hours walked out of with a restored smile.” Banks (a member of the LGBTQ community himself) said: “this community is beautiful in its resilience and desire to support each other.”

3. An Indiana Pizzeria that refused to cater gay weddings has closed down. Memories Pizza, of Walkerton, Indiana was one of the first spots to refuse to cater gay weddings after then-Governor Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in 2015. According to Grub Street, “the widespread mockery and general disgust apparently never subsided, a situation Kevin O’Connor reignited last year by appearing on Fox’s You the Jury to debate a gay couple.”

4. “Tales of the City” is returning to TV. Netflix, to be specific. The PBS/Showtime series based on the works of Armistead Maupin will have a ten-episode sequel, featuring Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis. Ellen Page will also join the cast.

5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: Gay Times takes us behind the scenes of their photo shoot with Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski: