It’s the first day of Pride month, & there’s already lots to be proud of!

It’s the first day of Pride month, & there’s already lots to be proud of!
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It’s the first day of Pride month and there’s certainly plenty to smile about!

Not only are we going to spend the next 30 days celebrating all the things that make the LGBTQ+ community great — we’ll also be spending time hanging with our closest queer friends at parades and parties.

What will you be doing to celebrate this year? Perhaps you can start by enjoying a nice beverage and checking out the best feel-good stories from this week!

Try not to smile while looking at these adorable cowboy Frenchies

These 11 LGBTQ federal judges are making history – and are all appointed by Joe Biden

Before their appointment to the bench, they worked in every field of law — from labor lawyers fighting for working people to civil rights lawyers fighting to protect the right to vote.

And two other good bits of governmental news you might’ve missed: Minnesota finally banned the LGBTQ+ panic defense and the National Park Service is allowing uniformed rangers to march at Pride events again!

“Ghost” screenwriter comes out as gay at age 81

The award-winning screenwriter shows that it’s never too late to be your authentic self.

Town votes overwhelmingly in favor of flying Progress Pride flags

“The flag is a symbol that, in our town, they belong.”

Maybe don’t prepare this strange dish for the Pride BBQ?

Drag queen wins sweet reward from a blogger who tried to slander her

He tried to make her look bad, but drag queens are in the business of looking fabulous!

Advocates celebrate after California stands up for trans kids

The support will bring smiles and save lives.

The story behind “Lesbian Seagull”: A song of love and controversy

Learn the fascinating (and scientific) story behind the 1970s gay love song.

Replace the doomscroll with a bloomscroll!

Dwyane & Zaya Wade start a nonprofit to make “safe spaces” for queer youth of color

The father-daughter duo are looking to provide a safe space for the most vulnerable in the community.

A revolutionary support group is helping hundreds of Indian parents embrace their LGBTQ+ kids

“The biggest challenge a parent or a child faces is that they are alone. Sweekar breaks that myth.”

C. Moore Hardy has been taking pictures of Pride celebrations for over 40 years

“These three men in the photo represent the color of love and joy of my Sydney queer community.”

Have your next weeding in cheesy style at the Cheetos chapel!!

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