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∎ The new administration and Republican Congress are working to rush through a lot of unvetted, unacceptably anti-LGBT cabinet appointees.

∎ As Barack Obama bids us farewell as President, we look back at his record on LGBT & AIDS issues.

∎ Secretary of State John Kerry apologizes for the department’s persecution of gay people in the past.

∎ Orlando City Soccer Club honors Pulse shooting victims with 49 rainbow seats.

∎ The murders of transgender women continue apace in 2017.

∎ The gay-themed movie “Moonlight” wins some top awards.