Last night's victory for Donald Trump was a devastating proof that our country is based as much on hatred, sexism, racism, homophobia, and violence as it is on the unity, acceptance, and love preached by the Obama campaign for the last 8 years. It was a reminder that if a straight cisgender man is rich enough and white enough, he can get whatever he wants even if he has no business demanding it.
Whether that be a woman's body or the office of President of the United States. It is especially scary for members of the communities that Trump and his supporters- a former KKK member among them- have publicly denounced, and it is easy to feel completely hopeless right now.
But, the last few years have also been a time of tremendous creative, socially progressive output. We have gathered a few of our favorite pop culture moments from the recent past- music and writing and film that makes us feel love and acceptance, that boldly explores the fallacies of the "American Dream" that Trump so staunchly clings to, and that also allows us space to be mad and sad and angry right now.
Obviously, we are just skimming the surface here, but we are excited to share this list, and to celebrate the incredible that people of color, women, members of the LGBT community, and immigrants have made, while we begin to understand the amount that still needs to be done ton convince huge numbers of Americans of our worth.