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.

Seth Marin appointed judge in the New York State Court of Claims. Marin, who is currently the Director of Training and Education for Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity at Columbia University, has made history as the first out trans man in U.S. history to be appointed as a judge. He was included this week as one of New York Gov. Kathy Hochul’s new appointments and led the press release.

Elliot Page’s memoir “Pageboy” is out now. After much anticipation, Page’s book about his upbringing, coming out publicly as gay and later as transgender, is finally here. “Pageboy” is published by Flatiron Books and contains stories about Page’s relationships with fellow actors Kate Mara and Olivia Thirlby, the pressures of fame and the lifesaving aspects of his transition. You can buy “Pageboy” wherever you buy your books.

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LGBTQ+ festival darling “Bottoms” gets a trailer and release date. The film, written by Emma Seligman and Rachel Sennott, also stars Sennott as a lesbian high school student PJ, who, along with their friend Josie (Ayo Edebiri), start a fight club to try and hook up with the popular cheerleaders they’ve been crushing on. The film will hit some theaters Aug. 25, with a wider release in early September. (Please note the trailer is Red Band and contains some NSFW language.)

Columbus, Ohio lesbian bar to receive historical marker. The location of the now closed Summit Station, which welcomed lesbians and queer women from 1980 to 2008, is receiving an Ohio History Connection marker to commemorate its significance in Ohio history. Summit Station was Ohio’s first lesbian bar and members of the community are welcome to attend the dedication ceremony this Saturday at 1 p.m. at 2210 Summit Street.