Welcome to our weekly column, News is Good, where we feature positive news about the LGBTQ+ community. Too much of what we see in mainstream media coverage focuses on the challenges we face and not the celebrations. Here are a few things we’re excited about this week.
Netflix releases images from season two of “Heartstopper.” Nick, Charlie and the gang return to Netflix Aug. 3. The streamer has released photos from the upcoming season and released this synopsis. “Nick and Charlie navigate their new relationship; Tara and Darcy face unforeseen challenges and Tao and Elle work out if they can ever be more than just friends. With exams on the horizon, a school trip to Paris and a prom to plan, the gang has a lot to juggle as they journey through the next stages of life, love and friendship.”
Livingston County group to host “Pride Prom.” Queer Families of Livingston in Michigan is hosting a “Pride Prom” at Howell Opera House June 23. The event welcomes attendees “14-19 who identify in the queer community, or strong allies” and will offer dancing, crafting and more. QFL offers monthly events for LGBTQ+ families and youth, including a chapter of 4-H.
dapperQ to release book featuring interviews with queer fashion visionaries. Anita Dolce Vita, founder of queer style magazine dapperQ has written a book about the personal style of 38 LGBTQ+ fashion visionaries called, “dapperQ Style: Ungendering Fashion.” Publisher Harper Collins describes the book as “a bold, beautiful, and inclusive collection that encourages everyone to be comfortable expressing their own personal style however they choose.” Pick up a copy starting May 30.
“The Color Purple” musical motion picture drops its first major trailer. Audiences won’t get to see Celie and Shug Avery until Christmas Day in theaters, but the all-star cast dazzles in this teaser trailer. Starring Danielle Brooks, Halle Bailey, Phylicia Pearl Mpasi and Taraji P. Henson just to name a few, the 2005 musical by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray will hit the big screen Dec. 25.