"Again and again, Ellen DeGeneres has shown us that a single individual can make the world a more fun, more open, more loving place."

With those words from a White House aide, President Barack Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to DeGeneres, stand-up comedian, television star, and trailblazer for LGBTQ rights.

Both Obama and DeGeneres shed tears as the aide read words of praise for DeGeneres' long career, enormous heart, and drive to make the world a better place for all people.

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One of the ways to test the durability of a romantic relationship is to move in together, but if you really want to live on the edge? Move in together amid a pandemic.

When Jeff Richards and his boyfriend, Alex, made the decision to move into a new apartment together, they had no idea that their city of Boston would go into lockdown just a few days later. During their quest to find the perfect place, they'd considered getting a one-bedroom but ended up picking the two-bedroom option—a decision Jeff says the couple is thankful for each day. Alex, a lawyer who is now working from home for the foreseeable future, converted the second bedroom into an office.

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