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5 LGBT things you need to know today, Oct. 12

1. In a new Harper Collins children’s book out this week, Santa Claus is depicted as a gay man of color. “Santa’s Husband,” written by straight ally Daniel Kibblesmith, features refreshingly mainstream illustra...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Oct. 11

1. The Washington Post looks at why it matters that Anderson Cooper was the first out gay man to moderate a presidential debate.2. The Oregon bakery that refused to bake a cake for a lesbian couple has clos...

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

1. Apple CEO Tim Cook says he spoke to out CNN anchor “multiple times” before he came out, and here's why.2. “I’m constantly surprised by what a non-issue this has become.” Roll Call on post-gay politics an...

5 LGBT Things you need to know today, June 16

1."On Tuesday, less than three days after Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo's brutal murder, his grandmother, heartbroken and alone, boarded a flight to Orlando to attend his funeral." What happend next goes a long way to ...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, June 15

1. “While the precise motivation for the rampage remains unclear, it is evident that Mr. Mateen was driven by hatred toward gays and lesbians. Hate crimes don’t happen in a vacuum. They occur where bigotry is a...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, April 1

1. Politifact calls shenanigans on North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's claim that the state's new anti-LGBT law doesn't take away rights.2. “Regardless of what my state’s law now says, and regardless of the g...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Sept. 24

1. Pope Francis glossed over abortion and same-sex marriage in his address to Congress on Thursday morning, and HuffPo explains why that's going to upset conservative Catholics.2. This Memphis t...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, June 27

1. “Did we have a lot of people in the closet in the administration? I used to say we had an entire warehouse.” POLITICO goes “Inside George W. Bush's Closet.”2. Actor Shia LaBeouf, inching closer every day...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, June 12

1. Maine could make history twice this November by electing an openly gay governor and electing the youngest openly gay legislator. Mike Michaud ran unopposed in Tuesday's Democratic gubernatorial primary and w...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, April 14

1. WaPo with a smart take on the “political earthquake” the Republican Party is going to face if/when the Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage across the country.2. "Yes, Watson is on record saying that bei...