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NewsWrap: January 25


The new U.S. administration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris begins with a string of Executive Orders including the enforcement of the Supreme Court’s workplace bias ruling, Transportation Secretary-designate Pete Buttigieg gives an impressive showing before a U.S. Senate committee and introduces his husband, nominees to lead two key U.S. Departments promise to promote LGBTQ inclusion and liberation at home and abroad, Pennsylvania State Health Director Rachel Levine is tapped to be the first trans person chosen for a U.S. federal job as Health and Human Services assistant, the Biden White House website offers expanded pronoun choices and prefix designations for visitors’ comments, and a Vermont lesbian’s gift of mittens makes Senator Bernie Sanders an Inauguration Day internet sensation.

Produced by Brian DeShazor
Written by Greg Gordon and Lucia Chappelle
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