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Trump Jeopardizing LGBTQ Healthcare

By Charlotte Robinson, January 28, 2020
A new policy brief from The Fenway Institute in Boston Massachusetts shows that in 2019 the Trump Administration dramatically expanded upon discriminatory, anti-LGBTQ policies implemented in 2017 & 2018 that are harming the health & wellbeing of our LGBTQ community in America & globally. Sean Cahill, PhD, Director of Health Policy Research at The Fenway Institute stated, “During Donald Trump’s third year as president, we moved from worrying that anti-LGBT policies would harm people to seeing the damage of these policies in action. The most dramatic examples have been the deaths of two transgender women seeking asylum in the United States who were detained in facilities currently being sued for their alleged abuse of LGBT migrants. Other moves have made LGBT people & people living with HIV much more vulnerable to discrimination in health care, social services, employment, education & access to basic government services.” Much of the harm the Trump Administration has inflicted on LGBTQ citizens is the result of discriminatory actions that target them like rolling back sexual orientation & gender identity nondiscrimination provisions in healthcare, employment & housing while expanding discriminatory religious refusal policies. Two initiatives by the Trump Administration aimed to improve the conditions of LGBTQ people around the world & ending the transmission of HIV have been undermined by the administration’s own anti-LGBTQ policies. The Trump Administration is working to uphold religious refusal protections, repeal nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ Americans & other such actions may actually increase discrimination against LGBTQ people, creating additional barriers to success for the HIV initiative.
Read Full Brief: fenwayhealth.org
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