As we rounded the corner into the new year, many of us were hopeful that 2021 would bring about some sort of relief from the chaos and hardship caused by the infamous 2020. Unfortunately for the LGBTQ community, however, the feeling of optimism was short-lived, as not even two weeks into the new year, LGBTQ protections were erased with a simple stroke of a pen.
Internet rumors ran amok when multiple White House pages disappeared on inauguration day. The previous administration’s information on LGBTQ rights, climate change, civil rights and other issues were seemingly taken down. In reality, the pages were moved to a different URL, ObamaWhiteHouse.gov, but their absence from the official White House site is no less alarming.