Champions on NBC

5 LGBTQ things you need to know today, March 8

1. Trump administration Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is changing the agency's mission statement, removing language guaranteeing inclusive and discrimination-free housing communities. Under...
Let Nina Prosper

5 LGBTQ things you need to know today, March 7

1. LGBTQ activists and civil rights leaders, joined by Reps. Donald McEachin (D-Va.) and Joseph Kennedy III (D-Mass.), rallied before the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., yesterday to oppose two Trump ju...
Lee Pace comes out as queer

5 LGBTQ things you need to know today, March 6

1. A male escort named Francesco Mangiacapra has compiled a 1,200-page dossier identifying 34 seminarians and priests in Italy as gay, and the report is en route to the Vatican, according to AP. Mangiacapra tol...
A Fantastic Woman

5 LGBTQ things you need to know today, March 5

1. Last night's Academy Awards were historic for LGBTQ filmmakers and actors. "A Fantastic Woman" star Daniela Vega became the first openly transgender presenter in Oscar history, and the Chilean movie won in t...
Frankie Simone

5 LGBTQ things you need to know today, March 2

1. Will "Call Me By Your Name" get any statuettes? How about Dee Rees? Will "Strong Island" make Academy Awards history for transgender director Yance Ford? And what will Saoirse Ronan be wearing? The cast of "...
Frozen

5 LGBTQ things you need to know today, March 1

1. At a meeting held with bipartisan lawmakers yesterday concerning gun violence, Donald Trump said, “Ninety-eight percent of all mass shootings in the United States, since 1950, have taken place in gun-free zo...
Saturday Church

5 LGBTQ things you need to know today, Feb. 28

1. Log Cabin Republicans leader Gregory T. Angelo maintains that Donald Trump is a "pro-LGBT president" despite attempting to ban transgender people from military service, appointing anti-LGBTQ judges to federa...
Felix Jaehn

5 LGBTQ things you need to know today, Feb. 27

1. Maj. Dave Eastburn, a Pentagon spokesperson, confirmed yesterday that a transgender person signed a contract Friday to become the first official transgender recruit to join the armed forces since the ban was...
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 shooti...
Rosie O'Donnell

5 LGBTQ things you need to know today, Feb. 23

1. Pentagon spokesperson Dana White has confirmed that Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis this week will recommend to President Trump allowing transgender troops to serve in the U.S. military despite his previous ...
Jake Shears

5 LGBTQ things you need to know today, Feb. 22

1.Former Google engineer Tim Chevalier, who is disabled, transgender and identifies as queer, says he was fired from the tech giant in November 2017 for defending LGBTQ employees, people of color, women and dis...