6. Transgender Progress in the White House.
Remember that time Obama shut down a heckler, and then the Internet was all, "Ha! Take that, heckler!" until it was revealed that the heckler was a transgender woman of color, advocating for undocumented LGBTQ+ immigrants? And then the Internet was all, "Yeah...we, uhh...we have a thing to go to....so..." *awkward silence.* Yeah. Obama remembers, too. Things may be on the up-and-up, however. Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, a transgender activist and advocate for those in poverty, is now the first openly trans person to be hired by the White House. As the new Outreach and Recruitment Director for Presidential Personnel, she has already brought necessary attention to the tremendous adversity faced by the trans community. Equally as important: she just sounds like an all-around qualified, passionate, and truly wonderful human being. Happy tears. :')