Editorials

The negative repercussions from the election of Donald Trump have been reverberating around the world for more than six months. The Trump administration has turned Washington, D.C., into the reality star’s personal circus, and drastically altered the international perception of the United States as the leader of the free world.

Both the expectations and tensions were high going into last week’s inaugural Community Conversation, held by the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs.

Any LGBT-related news coming out of Washington, D.C., has almost universally been negative for the past four months (has it only been four months?). This week a rare glimmer of good news shone through.

It seems like a new Russian scandal crops up every other day. As of presstime, the latest (subject to change!) is the abrupt termination of FBI Director James Comey. 

If we learned anything from the 2016 presidential election, it’s the importance of getting out to the polls on Election Day.

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