LGBT celebs remind us: It's about people, not politics.
These women kick serious ass -- here's the intro to their inspiring story:
Skittish at first, then wide-eyed with delight, the women and girls entered the sea, smiling, splashing and then joining hands, getting knocked over by the waves, throwing back their heads and ultimately laughing with joy.
The women were Palestinians from the southern part of the West Bank, which is landlocked, and Israel does not allow them in. They risked criminal prosecution, along with the dozen Israeli women who took them to the beach. And that, in fact, was part of the point: to protest what they and their hosts consider unjust laws.
TJ has cerebral palsy, so he didn't have much control growing up.
But his physical therapist allowed him to ride the elevator as a reward on rough days -- being able to manipulate the buttons, choose the floors, and decide where he was going gave him an ownership over his situation and environment that he craved.
Now known as TJ Elevator Man, he's ridden thousands of elevators throughout the country; he even has a his own website that chronicles his journeys checking out elevators.
Which brings us to the video: When Hampton Inn in Ashville, N.C., found out TJ was staying there, they scrambled to mark the occasion. Watch as they make him an honorary member of the team, give him a lil' jacket and nametag, and film a video in the hotel's elevator for his website.
Meyers Leonard, a Portland Trail Blazers rookie, had a tough go of it after his dad died in a freak accident when he was 6. He and his big brother Bailey slept on the floor without electricity and struggled to survive.
But survive they did -- the two were inseparable, until Bailey joined the Marines to help support the family and was sent to Afghanistan for two tours. Meyers stayed behind and played college ball at Illinois.
Here's the happy ending: On Wednesday night, Meyers tweeted the video of the moment earlier this year when Bailey surprised him by flying home to come to one of his games for the first time in years:
A moment I will never forget. By far the best surprise I've ever had. Hard to watch it without tearing up. #Blessed