5 LGBT things you need to know today, Sept. 28

1. The Birmingham, Alabama, city council passed the state's first LGBT non-discrimination ordinance this Tuesday.2. NPR interviews a lesbian couple about what it's like to go through the adoption process wh...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Sept. 26

1. Today in "take-back Tuesday," Education Sec. Betsy DeVos rescinds yet another set of Obama-era protection guidelines, these for college sexual assault survivors. New rules allow university leadership to deci...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Sept. 25

1. Police in Azerbaijan claim that they're cracking down on prostitution — but activists say that is a screen for picking up and torturing gay men and transgender women.2. The Los Angeles LGBT Center hosted...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Sept. 22

1. Thanks to a case involving a lesbian couple that challenged the "presumption of paternity," the Arizona Supreme Court just unanimously affirmed equal rights of same-sex parents in the state.2. New York C...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Sept. 21

1. Jeff Mateer, the president's choice for a federal judgeship in Texas, once described transgender children as "part of Satan's plan."2. Chancler Encalade is the third Texas man to plead guilty under the f...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Sept. 20

1. The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit against the state of Michigan this week in response to an anti-LGBT adoption law.2. Also in Michigan, equality advocates are fighting for state lawmakers to ...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Sept. 19

1. Transgender troops can re-enlist in the military, for now, at least, according to the latest issued guidance from the Pentagon.2. Remember that anti-LGBT robocall in yesterday's #5LGBTthings? Well, it ma...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Sept. 18

1. Days before the North Carolina Trans Pride festival, Derricka Banner, a black transwoman, is murdered in Charlotte. Banner is the 20th known transgender individual to be killed in the US this year, and the s...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Sept. 15

1. Vanita Gupta, president of and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, writes for SCOTUSblog about the Masterpiece Cakeshop case involving a same-sex couple.2. A gay couple in Utah pl...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Sept. 14

1. Vitit Muntarbhorn, the first LGBT rights expert with the United Nations, announced his resignation this week.2. Following a devastating earthquake in Mexico on Sept. 10, it's the women and muxes (a third...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Sept. 13

1. Edie Windsor, the lesbian whose court case brought marriage equality to the United States, passed away yesterday at age 88. Thank you, Edie, for everything.2. More sad news coming out of San Francisco's ...