5 LGBT things you need to know today, July 21

1. The governor of Rhode Island just signed a bill banning conversion therapy for LGBT youth. 2. Congressional leaders met with administrators from historically black colleges and universities — HBCUs — in W...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, May 19

1. Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a law this week that effectively bans conversion therapy for minors. 2. Joshua Vallum is the first person prosecuted under the federal Hate Crimes Act for murdering a tra...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, April 6

1. Meet the lesbian Colorado couple who just fought — and won! — a Fair Housing Act discrimination lawsuit. The couple, one of whom transitioned to female, was denied a rental opportunity because of their "uniq...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, March 10

1. Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, who founded the ex-gay conversion therapy movement, died yesterday from influenza complications. 2. The Austin, Texas, nonprofit Texas Health Action has a new project: the Kind Clinic...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Feb. 10

1. A new proposed bill in Texas would let therapists who practice conversion therapy keep their licenses, even if conversion therapy is banned. 2. Doctors say a man in Canada contracted a Truvada-resistant s...

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

1. Betsy DeVos, Trump's pick for education secretary, gets called out by a Minnesota senator for supporting organization that promote or support conversion therapy at her confirmation hearing. 2. Speaking of...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Dec. 16

1. There's been an increased disappearance in gay bars during the last few decades. The biggest reason for closures? Rent. 2. New York is the first state to create a judicial commission to advocate for LGBT ...

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

1. The island of Malta made history this month by outlawing conversion therapy, and threatening fines and jail time to anyone found in violation. The country has some of Europe's most progressive policies for g...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Dec. 7

1. Vox breaks down the anti-gay controversy over Chip and Joanna Gaines, hosts of HGTV's “Fixer Upper.” 2. Salon takes a look at the Texas bill that could lead to a surge in LGBT youth forced into so-called ...

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

1. A Texas state lawmaker has proposed a law that critics say would force schools to out gay students against their will to their parents. 2. Slate's Mark Joseph Stern on how Pat “HB2” McCrory is trying to s...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Nov. 3

1. This British bank became the first to welcome gender-nonbinary customers after hearing of a teenager who couldn't open a bank account because they didn't identify as male or female. 2. A string of burglar...