Joe Kennedy

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Jan. 29

1. LCD Soundsystem, featuring transgender synth player Gavin Russom, won a Grammy last night for best dance recording for their song "Tonight." Also, "Dear Evan Hansen," written by openly gay songwriter Ben Pas...
Elton John

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

1. Sam Brinton, an executive at the Trevor Project, a suicide prevention program for LGBT youth, wrote an eye-opening op-ed for The New York Times detailing his harrowing experience in the early 2000s as a midd...
Audra McDonald

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

1. In Brazil, an LGBT person is murdered an average of every 19 hours, according to a report issued by watchdog group Grupo Gay de Bahia, who said there were 387 LGBT's killed in the South American nation last ...
Issa Rae of 'Insecure'

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Oct. 4

1. In what’s being called “the most exciting development in the UK HIV epidemic in 20 years,” Public Health England reports HIV diagnoses for gay men in Europe are finally on the decline after years of increase...

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

1. Transgender woman Ninotska Love shares what it's like to be one of the first trans students to attend Wellesley College, which began allowing them to apply in 2015.2. Teen Vogue examines the decades-old ...

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...