The shifts in our local LGBT community are somewhat of a microcosm of what’s happening on a national level right now. 

Amid the seemingly endless stream of bad news coming from Washington, D.C., this past week was a rumor that President Donald Trump was gearing up to add LGBT protections to the list of rights he’s attacking by executive order. After a flurry of tweets and news stories, the White House issued a carefully crafted statement that Trump was leaving in place President Obama’s 2014 executive order that banned federal contractors from discriminating because of someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity. 

At this time next week, the nation will have a new president. As much as we want to wallow in that reality, the president-elect has gotten way too much of our print space in the last year. The person who really deserves it is President Barack Obama. 

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