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We love to see karma win, and here was a great example:
The former Florida Rep. who sponsored the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill just pled guilty to COVID funds fraud and could be going away for a very long time.
But not everyone or everything out of Florida is awful!
Our first Gen Z member of Congress, Maxwell Frost, represents FL’s 10th district. A survivor of one of our nation’s most horrific school shootings, he is teaming up to make a difference on gun safety.
Also, we were incredibly inspired by Grace Linn, the 100-year-old widow of a fallen WWII soldier, who powerfully spoke out against GOP book bans at a Florida school board meeting.
And lookie here, Disney is holding a major summit on gay rights later this year that sure seems like a big ol’ middle finger to Ron DeSantis.
Allyship was a big, winning theme this week.
Amid the rightwing’s ongoing assault on the transgender community, folks continued to step up to support our trans siblings.
Openly gay Democratic Representative Robert Garcia went to the House floor to stand with the trans community in a powerful speech.
Likewise, a Democratic Nebraska state senator called out the utter hypocrisy of her Republican colleague who is leading the charge against trans kids.
Even as her colleague Sen. Cavanaugh vowed to continue her filibuster over a Republican anti-trans bill.
And in the wake of Tennessee’s new anti-drag law, country singer Maren Morris brought drag queens up on stage at Nashville’s Love Rising benefit to support trans and drag rights.
Morris had a blunt message for Tennessee officials after she took her 3-year-old son to meet drag queens at the event’s sound check:
Our wins of the week would not be complete without a dog (and his boy) video. Prepare for all the feels.
Speaking of the feels, this little girl holding onto Halle Bailey–aka Ariel in the upcoming Little Mermaid film–for dear life at Disney World is everything.
And finally, here is a reminder of the fact that Superman is an inherently political character.
This fan of the Man of Steel broke down why that is.
Thanks to all the everyday heroes making our world a better place, even as so many are trying to tear it and so many of our fellow humans down.
— Uncle George and team
Ok George, you made me cry happy tears again. 💜
And my daughter's family just adopted a 2 yr. old neutered kitty from the Humane Society and named him Sulu!