5 LGBT things you need to know today, May 5

1. After yesterday's House vote on a new healthcare plan, LGBT activists and individuals are on high alert. Here's what the Los Angeles LGBT Center had to say on the subject. 2. Meet the trans activist who w...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, April 19

1. The woman who broke the story about Chechnya's detainment of gay men will likely have to flee the country, Washington Post reports. The rest of the staff at her newspaper is also under verbal attack. 2. T...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Jan. 31

1. Despite rumors about a massive anti-LGBT bill coming today, the president says he has no plans to roll back protections and rights set forth during the Obama administration. 2. Taiwan is set to become the...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Jan. 13

1. At his Senate confirmation hearing yesterday, Dr. Ben Carson (who's been nominated as Housing and Urban Development secretary by Donald Trump) responded to a question about LGBT discrimination by saying ...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Nov. 17

1. President Obama will award Ellen Degeneres the Presidential Medal of Freedom. 2. Time Magazine looks into what's at stake for LGBT rights in the workplace under a President Trump. 3. New York State Sen...

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. 26

1. A new study from the University of California finds that communities with higher risks of contracting HIV – including people who live in southern states, transgender women, and black and Latino men who have ...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Oct. 20

1. It's Spirit Day! Go purple in a stand against bullying and to show your support for LGBT youth. 2. A second man taking the daily HIV-prevention pill Truvada has been infected by a rare drug-resistant stra...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, May 16

1. The Washington Post reports that online dictionary searches for “transgender” spiked more than 600 percent after President Obama's directive on school bathrooms last Friday morning. 2. Mic breaks down how...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, April 27

1. “Governor McCrory can’t even enforce his law in his house.” Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, on using the bathroom at North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's offic...