Things are hard right now for a lot of people for a lot of reasons. However, even in the midst of a harrowing time, there are still good and gay things to celebrate! This post is chocked-full of gay goodness from celebrities coming out to a lesbian couple getting married in the street. Consider this your reminder that it’s ok to be happy in the midst of a pandemic—so take a moment to unclench your jaw, relax your shoulders, and enjoy these five good and gay moments from this week.
To those of you staying home to flatten that curve: great job! To those of you who are essential workers, whether it be in a hospital or a grocery store or anywhere else: thank you for your service!
Dominique Provost-Chalkley comes out
In a post made on her 30th birthday, actor Dominique Provost-Chalkley came out as queer. Provost-Chalkley has risen to fame playing bisexual angel cutie pie Waverly on cult classic Wynonna Earp. In her powerful post, she shares about knowing she was into people of multiple genders as a kid, but she hoped it would go away if she focused on her attraction to men. But, she’s no longer willing to hide her authentic queer self. “So I find the strength within myself to pave the way for others – as many have done before me,” she wrote.
Darcie Little Badger appears at Indigenous Futurisms Digital Days
The Indigenous Comic Con event called IndigiPop was supposed to happen this last week in Albuquerque, NM. As we all know, the world has become a new place since then. Undaunted, founder Lee Francis decided to take the program virtual, launching Indigenous Futurisms Digital Days today. Panels, performances, and presentations from brilliant creators abound—and queer Lipan Apache writer Dr. Darcie Little Badger offers a live reading of her new YA novel Elatsoe that you can view via Facebook. (Around 1:56:00 on the video.) The programming continues all weekend, so check it out!
Grey’s Anatomy reveals Teddy Altman is bisexual
Grey’s Anatomy’s Teddy Altman (played by Kim Raver) was revealed to be bisexual in Season 16, Episode 19. While the episode drops into some tired stereotypes of bisexual+ folks, it also revealed her bisexuality in a very organic manner. She’s doesn’t come out—she just runs into the ex of an ex. Some fans weren’t huge fans of the revelation, but others felt like this was the missing piece of who Teddy is.
Lesbian couple marries on the street
Love is still alive in the time of COVID-19! Just ask newlyweds Reilly Jennings and Amanda Wheeler. The couple married on the sidewalk as a friend officiated from a fourth-floor apartment. The couple had originally planned to marry at the NYC marriage bureau, but closures due to the pandemic made that impossible. A friend who just so happened to be ordained offered to save the day and the two made a plan to get married 90 minutes later. “We both finished up work meetings, got dressed, picked up some flowers, and headed to his apartment around the corner,” Jennings told CNN. View the whole ceremony on Jennings’ Instagram.
Steven Universe Future leaves a lasting mark on TV
Today, Steven Universe Future, the prologue that continues the story of the Crystal Gems, draws to a close with a four-part series finale. This finale represents the true end of Steven Universe’s story and brings together the queer aliens known as Gems for one final bow. It promises to be a very emotional ending to the series that changed queer representation in children’s animated shows—and left an indelible mark on TV as a whole.