Our current environment isn't specific to Trump. Artists have been responding to certain, similar political forces that have been in play in this country for a very long time, so Trump is not a new problem.
I believe you can make genuine connections through online dating and social media. But you have to be honest with yourself about whether those connections are really happening or whether you are just distracting yourself from loneliness or, worse, avoiding pursuing a passion.
In the wake of a formative year for transgender communities, there seems to be little discussion about people like Becca Blackwell, a trans actor who post-transition does not conform to the gender binary that our society is comfortable with.