5 LGBT things you need to know today, July 18

1. A Detroit man was charged Sunday in connection with a viral video that showed him pointing a gun and shouting anti-gay slurs at a man in a convenience store. 2. The United Methodist Church elected an open...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, March 28

1. The ACLU of North Carolina, Lambda Legal and NC Equality are filing a federal lawsuit challenging House Bill 2, the sweeping anti-LGBT measure that prevents local governments in North Carolina from extending...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, March 21

1. The mother of an Atlanta gay man severely burned by boiling water says she never thought her then-boyfriend of three years was capable of what he did. 2.Queerty writer Rob Smith shows us what can happen w...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Dec. 28

1. This. https://twitter.com/SarahKSilverman/status/680354986220498944 2. Queerty lists “eight times karma proved a total bitch for some truly awful people this year.” 3. “Midnighter is not a book that...

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

1. Last night was the series premiere of Ryan Murphy's “Scream Queens,” and yes, it was completely insane and ultra-gay. Towleroad has a recap. 2. The Washington Post got an early loo...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, May 19

1. Queerty broke the story of an anti-LGBT pastor in Michigan whose exchange of pics and messages on Grindr have surfaced. Rev. Matthew Makela, who has compared being gay to being an alcoholic and called transg...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, April 2

1. Indiana lawmakers announced Thursday a “fix” to the controversial “religious freedom” law that would preclude businesses from denying service to people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. I...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Jan. 22

1. The Feds reportedly spent about a half-million dollars studying gay hookup apps like Grindr to determine whether they increase the likelihood of engaging in risky sexual behavior. 2. America's acceptance ...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Jan. 16

1. TIME looks at how evangelicals are changing their minds on gay marriage. 2. CNN takes a look at how the Supreme Court's decision on gay marriage could affect the 2016 presidential race. An announcement as...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Jan. 8

1. TIME's got a list of where 16 potential 2016 presidential candidates stand on gay marriage. 2. Pew Research has an interesting interactive map showing state policies on gay marriage over time. Check it ou...

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

1. “I can be trans for you.” Buzzfeed with 13 reasons things can get weird on Grindr when you're a trans guy. 2. “People will be snarky enough. Why hand them a weapon?” An anxious aunt writes to WaPo's style...