Harry Reid hits the nail on the head. This isn't a reality show where you had a bad night of drinking and the housemates pretend it never happened the next day, for crying out loud.
The anecdotal evidence that having a leader who thinks it's OK to bully and marginalize people is really starting to add up.
And as I have posted on numerous friends' Facebook pages who are calling for an end to the bitterness and protests, I say this: I know you mean well, but it's far more complex than that. Sure, for some the election result "sucks" and they're merely bummed. But for many of us it is truly the unraveling of a lifetime of work and aspirations. People must realize all of the rights LGBT people have only secured in the past few years -- that allowed me to not feel like a second-class citizen in my own country for the first time in my life -- went on the chopping block overnight. Boom. Just like that. People are hurting and haven't slept in days. I admire people who still have the energy to fight because frankly I'm not sure I have the strength to rebuild, which makes me sad on a whole other level. There was a time when having the pendulum swing from left to right was just a matter of differences of relatively benign policy philosophies. But ever since Republicans have shifted their agenda off the map -- see Overtown window -- the change of power has become a serious threat to our very existence. (Which is to say nothing of other minority groups, several of whom Trump has specifically singled out for persecution.) As a dear friend I would kindly ask that you step outside yourself and find empathy in your heart. This is not people being sore losers. This is people scrambling for their lives.