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Katy Perry Invites Missy Elliott to Superbowl Performance

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... and five other things you need to know today.

1. Katy Perry has announced that missing MC Missy Elliott will make a "surprise" appearance during her Superbowl performance on Sunday. Way to ruin the surprise, Katy. Lenny Kravitz is also one of the confirmed half-time performers. Are you going to watch? [Rolling Stone]

2. The petition for Leelah's Law, a bill to ban forced conversion therapy for LGBTQ teens, will go under review at the White House: It reached its goal of 100,000 signatures on Thursday. Congratulations to those who signed it. [WhiteHouse.gov]

3. The creator of Amazon series Transparent apologized for posting a Facebook picture showing Bruce Jenner photoshopped on the show's poster, which angered some members of the transgender community. [Slate]

4. After years of lobbying from LGBTQ organizations, ExxonMobil announced that the company's equal employment and workplace protection policies will prohibit discrimination against LGBT employees. About time! [The Advocate]

5. In an effort to increase diversity in the movie industry, the British Film Institute is launching a mentorship program for LGBTQ filmmakers. Pack your bags! [i-D]

6. Eerie R'n'B diva FKA twigs debuted a new song, "Figure 8," during a performance in Melbourne. Thoughts? [YouTube]

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