According to almost everyone on the internet, 2016 has been a year of bad news.
Brexit. Aleppo. Terrorism and natural disasters. And even the passing of several era-defining personalities including Muhammad Ali, David Bowie and Carrie Fisher.
It’s been a difficult year to smile.
In these dark days, we must remember the wise words of the late Professor Albus Dumbledore, who said: “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light.”
Quite a strange quote given that Hogwarts has no switches or electrical lights, but you get the drift. Even if the news cycle is getting you down, we mustn’t forget to celebrate our unsung heroes and to highlight the stories that uplift.
Lights please! Here are our picks for The Pride’s very first Story of the Year and a salute to the folks who made them possible