Friday, July 28, 2017

Trump Targets LGBT Americans

Since Trump became president his administration has targeted the elimination of our LGBT community in America. Since January all LGBT content was deleted from the official whitehouse.gov website, then he rescinded protections for our transgender students on their use of restrooms in public schools, revoked protections for federal LGBT workers against discrimination in hiring & employment, the DOJ dropped the federal lawsuit over North Carolina’s statewide prohibition on LGBT equality, there was an attempt to erase LGBT seniors from federal surveys & of course Trump refused to acknowledge LGBT Pride Month in June. Then this week 45 attempted to have the US military ban transgender people from serving, his AG Jeff Sessions files a brief arguing the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not protect our LGBT workers & he nominates a vicious anti-LGBTQ politician Governor Samuel Dale Brownback of Kansas to be Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom within the State Department. Make no mistake. The homophobic events of this week & many that have preceded it turn up the heat of the culture wars which had subsided under the Obama Administration. 45's alignment with anti-LGBTQ right wing religious formations will continue to guide this administration's decisions whether issued by Tweet or legal articulations or support for international LGBTQ harming laws & policies. The anti-LGBTQ culture wars are just one aspect of the multi-front war on many other communities including immigrants, Muslims, poor people, black people & women. America has morphed into a tyrannical nightmare that we must defeat & take back the country we love.
OutServe-SLDN Talks Transgender Military Ban

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