1. “Arrested Development” star Portia de Rossi claims actor Steven Seagal sexually harassed her during an audition. Seagal allegedly invited de Rossi to his private office, where the harassment ensued. “He told me how important it was to have chemistry off-screen as he sat me down and unzipped his leather pants,” she tweeted. “I ran out and called my agent. Unfazed, she replied, ‘well, I didn’t know if he was your type.’” De Rossi’s wife, Ellen DeGeneres, tweeted she was proud of her spouse for coming forward.
2. Germany will become the first European nation to offer a non-binary gender option on birth certificates after a high court ruled that there must be the option of registering a gender that is neither male nor female. The constitutional court in Karlsruhe has given the government until the end of 2018 to pass legislation specifying a category other than male or female.
3. Conservative website The Blaze is questioning whether a new scholarship offered by prestigious Duke University is fair. “The Carolinas Gay & Lesbian Scholarship at Duke University was endowed to encourage and reward involvement in the LGBT community,” the scholarship’s FAQ page reads. The Blaze counters that the scholarship may be discriminatory because it excludes heterosexual students.
4. Robbie Rogers, the first openly gay male to play in a major professional team sport in the U.S., announced that he is retiring from Major League Soccer. Rogers, 30, announced his retirement Tuesday after an 11-year career in the Netherlands, England and the U.S. He spent the last five seasons with the Los Angeles Galaxy, with whom he won an MLS Cup.
5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: Enjoy gay singer Brian Justin Crum’s new single, “Wild Side.”