What does that quote even mean?
Minutes after Donald John Trump was sworn into office, all mentions of the LGBTQ Community were erased from White House, State Department, and Department of Labor websites.
Trump became the first sitting president to address an anti-LGBTQ event.
Trump excluded LGBTQ people from his World AIDS Day proclamation.
Months after a half-dozen members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS resigned in protest, saying that POTUS ”has no interest on HIV/AIDS”, the White House fired the remaining members through a form letter this week. The council, whose members are not paid, advised the White House on HIV/AIDS policies for more than two decades, specifically offering recommendations on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, a five-year plan responding to the epidemic.
Trump joked of Mike Pence when asked about LGBTQ rights:
“Don’t ask that guy—he wants to hang them all!”
The Trump Administration’s National Park Services withdrew its sponsorship of NYC’s first permanent Pride Flag, located outside of the historic Stonewall Inn, which became a National Monument under Barack Obama, and dropped out of its pre-scheduled participation in the flag dedication ceremony.
The Department of Justice issued a sweeping “religious exemptions” guidance which invites taxpayer-funded federal agencies, government employees, and government contractors to legally discriminate against LGBTQ employees if they cite a religious belief as the reason for doing so.
The Trump Administration reversed a policy that provided non-discrimination protections for transgender people in the workplace under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The Department of Health and Human Services erase dall mentions of the LGBTQ community and their health needs in its strategic plan for the years 2018-2022.
Trump officially directed the Pentagon to move forward with his ban on transgender service members openly serving in the U.S. Military. The discriminatory policy is due to take effect take effect March 23, 2018.
The official White House webpage directs readers to an article published by the anti-LGBTQ Heritage Foundation that calls being transgender a “psychological disorder.”
Trump banned transgender servicemembers from serving in “any capacity” in the U.S. military, threatening to fire 15,000 currently serving troops, and he did it on Twitter, of course.
The Trump Administration canceld plans to add the LGBTQ community to its upcoming 2020 U.S. Census, a survey conducted every decade by the federal government to help collect data about living Americans. Now that’s proof he wants us dead!
Trump appointed anti-LGBTQ activist and former Heritage Foundation staffer Roger Severino to lead the Health and Human Services Civil Rights Office, putting the LGBTQ community at risk of losing access to critical and affordable health care.
The Trump Administration erases the LGBTQ community from The National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants and the Annual Program Performance Report for Centers for Independent Living, important surveys that are used to help provide care to American seniors, including disability, transportation, and caregiver support needs.
With help of Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, Trump rescinded protections for transgender students in our nation’s schools.
POTUS (not a parody):
“Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don’t know what to do. Love!”