Our community keeps standing up for itself in joyous & colorful ways!

Members of the OhioHealth group carry balloons during the 2017 Stonewall Columbus Pride Parade in Columbus, Ohio on June 17, 2017.
Members of the OhioHealth group carry balloons during the 2017 Stonewall Columbus Pride Parade in Columbus, Ohio. Photo: Brooke LaValley / USA TODAY NETWORK via IMAGN

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.

We’re only one week into Pride Month and we’re already bursting with rainbow-colored joy! So many stories this week showed our community’s creative resilience, unity, and love… especially in the face of social challenges.

Whether you’re out in the streets marching loud and proud, or just expressing your pride in a quiet more gradual way here’s hoping you find some fun and inspiration in this week’s round-up of heartwarming LGBTQ+ stories.

Celebrating Pride in style at Disneyland Paris!

Residents boldly unite to brighten up Florida despite ban on rainbow-colored bridges during Pride

“If this is about freedom, let’s go exercise our freedom,” one organizer said.

interestingly, this isn’t the only story about Florida residents declaring their Pride despite local restrictions. In fact, our community regularly displays such resilience that it’s no wonder President Joe Biden noted our “extraordinary courage” in his Pride Month proclamation this year.

Bakery turns bitter messages into delicious fundraiser for LGBTQ+ charities

“Great way to deal with narrow-mindedness – and tasty too!”

These 20 LGBTQ+ news anchors & journalists are changing hearts & minds

Whether you’re a newshound or not, we bet you’ll be surprised to learn about some of these trailblazing truth-tellers.

You’ve never seen Miley Cyrus quite like this…

150,000 people show up to Pride event that mayor tried to shut down

You can’t stop rainbows from shining, especially when you try and rain on our parade.

Bridgerton star Jessica Madsen reveals she’s in a relationship with another woman

She’s “in Love with a woman, loud about it and proud about it!”

Trans man wins massive payday after a decade of fighting for bathroom rights

He finally won a victory… and not just for himself.

This will immediately cure anyone’s arachnophobia

Pro-wrestler receives “overwhelming” support after coming out as bisexual

“If me coming out and living my truth helps at least one other person feel more comfortable in their own skin, it makes it all worth it.”

Guinness just recognized this drag queen story hour as the biggest ever

They’re kicking off Pride Month by setting records.

No, SpongeBob isn’t gay, but he is queer. Here’s an explanation…

On the show’s 25th anniversary, we delve into one of its deepest mysteries.

Ninjas getting you down? Just be a chicken about it!

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