The most recent attack came from the “Interior Department — which manages the majority of the federal government’s public lands — deleted “sexual orientation” from its anti-discrimination guidelines.”
In the three years Trump has occupied space in the White House, the administration has stripped mentions of LGBTQ people from the executive branch bureaucracy.
- The day Trump assumed office, LGBTQ content was deleted from the White House, State Department and Labor Department websites within “minutes” of his having been sworn into office, according to GLAAD.
- On the day he announced the transgender military ban on Twitter, DOJ officially shifted course regarding its legal interpretation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
- Nov. 2017 the General Services Administration removed“sexual orientation” and “gender identity” from its 2015 discrimination statement.
- 2018-DHHS removed links to resources for lesbian and bisexual from their website.
- GLADD has started a “Trump Accountability Project,” that tracked “133 attacks on “LGBTQ people” since Trump took office.
“We started this decade with tremendous hope and momentum, and are finishing it with a need to protect all we have achieved in the face of a continuous series of attacks in policy and rhetoric from the Trump administration. The fight for LGBTQ acceptance is far from over and in this new decade, we must continue to use all that we have learned throughout the history of the LGBTQ movement and push forward together in an intersectional and united way.”-GLAAD President and Chief Executive Sarah Kate Ellis