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.

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Talon releases EP and queertastic video. The Brooklyn-based band’s EP “Not Dreams” may just be the queer album of the summer. The band describes themselves as the “soundtrack for a nineties movie about gay antics,” and their video for lead single “Blondie” delivers a goofy, rollerskating romance. For fans of crunchy guitars, retro hooks, Muna and St. Vincent. “Not Dreams” is available wherever you buy and stream music. 

“The Other Two” “Somebody Somewhere” and more pick up Dorian TV Awards. GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics released its 2023 winners in television this week. Awards were presented for familiar categories like best drama series (“Succession”) and performers, but also unique categories like Campiest TV Show (“Schmigadoon”) and TV Icon Award (Jennifer Coolidge). Congrats to all the winners!

“Warrior Nun” will live to see another day. “Warrior Nun” showrunner and creator Simon Barry took to Twitter on Tuesday evening with surprising and exciting news for fans. Barry posted a vague but positive update about the canceled Netflix series with a queer romance at its center. Barry thanked fans for their hard work, which included a six-month-long campaign with over 15 million tweets, and announced that “Warrior Nun” will return and would be “more epic than you could imagine.” Whether that is as a third season, a film, or something else, fans have to wait and see. 

Queer Care Fund in New Hampshire has helped over 50 people receive gender-affirming care. Created by groups 603 Equality and the Reproductive Freedom Fund, the Queer Care Fund has partnered with two clinics in NH and helped offset the costs for transportation to clinic appointments, mental health services and hormone therapy. Since January, the groups have gathered over $10,000 in funds for these services and plan to continue fundraising efforts. Want to help? You can donate to the fund here.