1. LCD Soundsystem, featuring transgender synth player Gavin Russom, won a Grammy last night for best dance recording for their song “Tonight.” Also, “Dear Evan Hansen,” written by openly gay songwriter Ben Pasek and professional partner Justin Paul, won Best Musical Theatre Album. Other out nominees, such as Kesha and Lady Gaga, performed but did not snag awards. For many, the highlight of the show was watching Cher and Hillary Clinton read passages of the best-selling anti-Trump book “Fire and Fury” in a mock audition for an audio book.
3. Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-Massachusetts), who has been selected to provide the Democratic rebuttal to Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, is bringing a transgender soldier with him to the speech. Staff Sgt. Patricia King will be the lawmaker’s guest to Trump’s address, according to The Boston Globe. Kennedy, a rising star in the Democratic Party who will deliver the party’s response to Trump’s address, told the paper that he invited King to remind the president of transgender service members’ dedication to the U.S. “I want her to be there as a real person, and the face of an inhumane policy,” Kennedy said.