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

1. Katie Sowers, an assistant coach with the San Francisco 49ers football team, came out as lesbian. That makes her not only the first openly LGBT coach in the NFL, but in all of men's sports.2. And speakin...

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

1. Pink Pistols, a national LGBT gun rights organization, recently started offering classes in the Orlando area. In the months since the Pulse shooting, even LGBT individuals who aren't fond of guns are learnin...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Feb. 6

1. Prairieland, America's newest detention center for immigration detainees, opened last week in Texas. It has a separate, remote pod specifically for transgender detainees, which some LGBT advocates say may do...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, March 24

1. There are reports that the St. Louis Rams made a deal with the NFL where they would draft Michael Sam in order to not have to appear on HBO’s “Hard Knocks.” Sam was the first openly gay player drafted in NFL...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Oct. 26

1. “I think the evidence is very, very clear that that legislation was anti-gay legislation. It was playing off the fears of a lot of Americans.” Senator Bernie Sanders knocked rival Hillary Clinton on her rece...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, June 30

1. The Girl Scouts of Western Washington received a massive donation of $100,000, but there was a catch—the money could not be used to help transgender girls. Find out what they did.2. “Yes, we should celeb...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, March 27

1. “I am not the only gay person in the NFL. I’m just saying there is a lot of us. I respect the players that did reach out to me and had the courage to tell me that they were also gay, but they ...

Simon Williamson: Our work for equality is never done

In my native South Africa, the rights of gay people are, as written in law, sacrosanct. When the folks who ran apartheid cried "uncle," and our political leaders went into negotiations over a new constitution, ...

Ryan Lee: NFL throws LGBT progress for a loss

While our community achieved many important victories in 2014, our progress may have been blindsided by football.Everything seemed aligned almost a year ago when Michael Sam attempted to become an openly ga...