5 LGBTQ things you need to know today, April 9

1. Jimmy Kimmel apologized to the LGBTQ community for a joke that some commenters found offensive. The late-night host made the crack while in a feud with Fox News host Sean Hannity. According to CBS News, while on Twitter, Kimmel told Hannity to “get back on top.” In a statement Sunday, Kimmel said he did not seek to “belittle or upset” members of the community, and apologized to those who took offense.

2. Lambda Legal scored a crucial win for transgender citizens last Friday. A federal court ruled that Idaho was legally obligated to provide accurate birth certificates to transgender people — certificates that reflect their gender identity. Lambda quoted one of their clients, Dani Martin: “This document tells the world who I am, and I cannot wait for it to finally reflect my gender.”

3. Gay actor John Barrowman threatened a Target boycott. On an Instagram post, the star asked his fans to consider no longer buying from the retail giant. According to Barrowman, he was visiting a Target in West Hollywood, and tried to buy clothing and a gift certificate for a homeless man. Instead, Target employees proceeded to lecture the actor, and claimed he wasn’t allowed to buy for the needy individual. Target later apologized for the interaction, saying “We absolutely do not have a policy against this type of purchase, and are addressing it immediately with the team members involved.”

4. Molly Ringwald has written a touching, thoughtful essay in the New Yorker about the complicated (and often offensive) legacy of the John Hughes teen movies — including commentary from the LGBTQ viewers.

5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: Yaysh, the openly pansexual pop artist, has released a video for “Get 2 Kno Me,” a reggae-inspired song where the artists (and 15 other men and women) appear nude. The edited version is below. The uncensored version can be seen here.