In case you hadn’t realised by now, Donald Trump is no friend to the LGBTQ community.
GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organisation, have been holding the President of the United States accountable for his anti-LGBTQ actions under their Trump Accountability Project (TAP) since he took office in 2017.
At the time of writing, GLAAD have recorded 125 attacks (either in rhetoric or policy) on the LGBTQ community from the Trump administration over the past 976 days.
“From the From the moment that President Trump was sworn in, LGBTQ people were erased from White House, Department of State, and Department of Labor websites and he has been targeting the LGBTQ community ever since,” GLAAD explained.
“We have seen egregious attacks on the transgender community including ongoing efforts to ban transgender soldiers from openly serving in the military and revoking non-discrimination protections for transgender youth at school.”
Examples of attacks include requests to remove workplace protections for LGBTQ people, multiple attempts to ban trans people from serving in the military, and firing the entire White House Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS.
“There is a systematic and sinister erasing of LGBTQ protections and policies happening at the hands of this Administration,” said Zeke Stokes, Chief Programs Officer at GLAAD.
“Now more than ever, it’s vital LGBTQ Americans and marginalised communities raise their voices and tell their stories. The LGBTQ community will not go into hiding, and we will not be silenced.”
All of this makes Trump’s recent claim that he’s “done very well” with the LGBTQ community seem even more ridiculous.
You can find more details about GLAAD’s Trump Accountability Project here.
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Author: Daniel Megarry