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

1. “ came in and he said, ‘You know I’ve had much more contact in my life with gay people than Hillary has.' He said, ‘I think she’s really a little put off by some of this ...
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[Video] Bill Clinton credits Chelsea for his change on gay marriage

Former President Bill Clinton

Former President Bill Clinton was honored over the weekend with the Advocate for Change award at the annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles, Calif.

The former president signed the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act into law and oversaw the implementation of the military's discriminatory “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” ban on gays in the military but has become a proponent of LGBT rights since his time in office ended.

Clinton credited daughter Chelsea for his change of heart during his acceptance speech.

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Clinton steals the show at the Democratic National Convention

Former President Bill Clinton

Former President Bill Clinton stuck mostly to economic issues during his speech last night at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Clinton, along with Massachusetts U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, ignited the crowd ahead of the official presidential nomination process.

Clinton's speech, some 48 minutes long, stayed away from social issues like abortion and same-sex marriage rights.

Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney and his running-mate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wi.) were the targets of much of Clinton's speech, which hit back at the GOP ticket by dissecting the Republican positions on health care and taxes.