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Here are this week’s most popular positive stories, with some fun social media posts tossed in too. Like seeing uplifting content like this? Sign up for our Good News email.

It’s amazing the effect we can have on each other and in our communities. We can make a profound and liberating impact on those around us just by living authentically, speaking our truths, or simply sharing a smile.

This comes to mind because so many stories in this week’s roundup are about individuals being true to themselves. Let them be a reminder to live proud and out loud — you never know who you might inspire!

When you and your friend can appreciate each other’s unique weirdness

This amazing news anchor surprised his colleagues by coming out on air

Jason Hackett wanted to set an example for young queer Black boys who don’t see themselves in the media.

Two other bold celebrity moments you might have missed this week: the screenwriter behind the suprnatiral romance film Ghost came out at age 81 and Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder reminded an entire concert crowd that “People of quality do not fear equality!”

This new bill could help LGBTQ+ elders live healthier, longer lives

The Elder Pride Act would help seniors in rural areas access more healthcare and community support.

This trans pastor believes there’s no need to choose between having faith & being yourself

Andi Woodworth founded the Neighborhood Church as a healing and affirming religious space for everyone.

Unexpected love at first sight

A journey through love: 25 noteworthy LGBTQ+ romance movies

These heartwarming classics show how love endures, even across different cultures and eras.

Jonathan Bailey raises over $42K to help empower LGBTQ+ school kids

The Bridgerton star raised the money to help young queer people “feel understood, accepted, and celebrated.”

Methodist pastor gets reinstated after being defrocked 20 years ago

“Everyone was clapping and they started singing” when she was welcomed back into the fold.

Betty really couldn’t care less about what her doctor thinks

This proud grandmother cherishes her picture of her governor with her grandkids at Pride

Gov. Janet Mills has stood up for LGBTQ+ people repeatedly, but here she bent over to get in frame with the tots.

Drag queens visit small towns across America in a show that will bring you to tears

“We’re Here” uses drag to teach love and acceptance in states that could use some of both.

The Human Rights Campaign is investing big to help Joe Biden win over swing states

The $15 million initiative could make a huge difference in the upcoming election.

Wait… gay men are terrible drivers??!

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