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5 LGBT things you need to know today, Jan. 23

1. The 2018 Oscar nominations were announced this morning. Among the LGBT notables were "Call Me by Your Name," which got nods for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Picture and Best Actor for lead Timothée Chalamet...

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

1. Transgender troops can re-enlist in the military, for now, at least, according to the latest issued guidance from the Pentagon. 2. Remember that anti-LGBT robocall in yesterday's #5LGBTthings? Well, it ma...

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

1. The president hasn't issued the "religious freedom" executive order that the religious right end of the political spectrum wants — and its leaders blame Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner for the disappointment....

5 LGBT things you need to know today, March 8

1. Fourteen-year-old Liam McAlpine was found dead in his bedroom this weekend. The gay teen came out recently on YouTube and subsequently used his channel to fight bullying. 2. Homosexuality is a crime in Ug...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Feb. 27

1. Mack Beggs is a transgender young man from Texas. He just won the state's wrestling championship — in the girls' division. State law prohibits Beggs from competing in the boys' division. 2. In addition to...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Feb. 21

1. Laws with the biggest impact on LGBT adults have huge effects on kids — for example, a recent study found that after gay marriage was legalized, LGB teen suicide rates began to fall. 2. Saudi Arabia is a-...

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, Oct. 22

1. ThinkProgress on how a gay, married actor ended up playing the lead role in an anti-gay TV show called “Recently Straight.” 2. Meet Congressman Paul Ryan's number one hater, and read The Daily Beast's biz...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, July 21

1. “We need a uniform federal standard that protects all LGBT Americans from discrimination.” From our Next Steps Department, Democrats in Congress plan to introduce broad legislation this week to protect LGBT ...