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...

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

1. A hacked email posted Tuesday by Wikileaks shows that lesbian Sen. Tammy Baldwin and openly gay Apple CEO Tim Cook were on Hillary Clinton's “first cut” vice presidential shortlist.2. The Daily Beast's J...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, July 28

1. Chelsea Clinton talked about the GOP's anti-LGBT platform Wednesday in Philadelphia at an event hosted by the Human Rights Campaign and the Victory Fund, singling out conversion therapy in particular and cal...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, July 20

1. The Washington Post goes inside the hottest gay bar in the most homophobic state in the nation.2. Here's a look at the latest numbers on gay and bi teens regarding sex, drugs and HIV.3. The Daily Bea...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, June 6

1. An LGBT rights activist in Honduras was found murdered on Friday, two days after being kidnapped.2. Meet the 25-year-old gay grandson of one of the founders of Hamas who now lives in New York City.3....

5 LGBT things you need to know today, May 26

1. Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin signed into law Wednesday a bill banning conversion therapy in the state, joining California, Illinois, New Jersey, Oregon and Washington, D.C.2. An eighth grader in Copperas C...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, May 2

1. "I don't think this community is asking for anything special from the Dallas Police Department. We appreciate their help but one thing we don't have is any arrests, still to this day." Reportedly another ant...