There’s no denying that 2016 was a punch in the gut for the LGBTQ community. First, we lost two of the greatest gender-bending icons: David Bowie and Prince. Then there was the horrific Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando. And to cap it off, Donald Trump and his exceptionally homophobic running mate Mike Pence were elected to replace Barack Obama — the LGBTQ community’s biggest ally ever to hold the presidency. On a lighter note, our favorite divas Beyoncé, Rihanna and Lady Gaga abandoned the dance floor in lieu of artistic albums. To add salt to the wound, Ariana Grande's "Into You" couldn't crack the Billboard Hot 100 top 10, and Carly Rae Jepson's euphoric Emotion: Side B failed to produce any radio hits. But 2016 wasn’t all bad for the community — and it’s not healthy to focus on the negative. Before looking forward to what 2017 could bring — Gaga's halftime show! Albums from Katy and Nicki! J.Lo in Bye Bye Birdie! Squee! — here are 10 shimmering highlights from 2016 to help remind us that it’s not all bad.