Beautiful allies, personal victories, and big wins are making summer bright

Beautiful allies, personal victories, and big wins are making summer bright
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We’re barely two weeks into summer and the news has been heating up. But we’re serving up a refreshing pitcher of good news to help keep you cool.

Pride month ended with a few surprises, two members of our community scored some amazing personal wins, and some unexpected international news also brought smiles to our faces. So what are we waiting for? Let’s drink up all this good news right now!

We found next year’s Pride anthem…

Famous Hollywood Church displayed two giant red ribbons to let the gay community know they were “loved and accepted”

When times got tough for gays and lesbians in the 1990s, one well-known church made a bold display to show its support — now, we’ll never forget their kindness.

And talking about loving and accepting churches, did you hear about the Texas church that launched a program to help fund transgender kids’ healthcare, how the Catholic Church secretly helped develop the drug that made IVF possible, and the church that became “the midwife of the modern LGBTQ movement” during the 1950s and ‘60s?

It’s amazing what a faith community can accomplish when its hearts are in the right places.

Late-night host & trailblazer Amber Ruffin comes out as queer on last day of Pride

Tons of celebrities responded to her announcement with love and support!

Pets in drag helped a small town hold a huge Pride celebration

Thousands came to Avon, Colorado to show support for LGBTQ+ people… and some glamorous pets attended as well.

Coming out at work can have its upsides


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Pro-LGBTQ+ laws boost queer people’s mental health

Pride flags and queer-inclusive protections aren’t just progressive — they also make a positive impact on people’s minds and bodies.

Jill Biden celebrates LGBTQ+ victories at White House Pride celebration

“These are big victories – ones that bloom across history,” she said. “But our triumphs live in the small moments too.”

Nonbinary runner Nikki Hiltz qualifies for Paris Olympics with record-breaking win

They did it by thinking about the love and support they’ve gotten.

Remember this little scamp?

Same-sex couples are lining up to register under Latvia’s new civil union law

The European Union just got a bit brighter with this big win for the country’s LGBTQ+ partners.

You’ll never guess who the first lesbian celebrities were

Long before Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, there were the “Ladies of Llangollen.” Their story is both inspiring and incredible.

Pride in Finland’s oldest city shows how inclusive the country is

Thousands of people gathered in Finland’s former capital in a stunning display of support for LGBTQ+ people.

And our 2nd favorite queer holiday is just around the corner

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