In an effort to help our readers (and us!) keep a tab on the ever-accumulating offenses against the LGBTQ community under the impending reign our new President, we’re launching a new weekly series.
The Word According to Trump will be a digest (if that’s what you want to call it) of the top headlines of the week, highlighting the new adminstration and country’s growing animosity towards the LGBTQ community.
We don’t offer this to frighten, but to inform. After all, the more you know….and we encourage ALL members of our community and allies to get involved on some level. Later this week, look for an article on local, regional, and national LGBTQ resources, opportunities to effect change, and actions you can take to protect yourself and your community
Also, if you’d like to contribute a bona fide story we’ve missed, email us a link to the online version. We’ll add it with a shout out to you.
And away. We. Go.
Trump’s National Security Pick Outed Gay Brother Dying Of AIDS
From the Washington Blade
“One of Donald Trump’s latest picks for his administration outed her gay brother to her parents before he died of AIDS in 1995, refusing to see him in his dying days and blaming his condition on paternal abuse her family said never happened.”
“Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., has a history with opposing gay rights legislation and gay marriage according to the country’s largest LGBT civil rights advocacy group and political lobbying organization.”
“The couple were in line to get food at a McDonald’s when a clearly intoxicated man started on a pro-Trump rant, just steps away.”
The Mike Pence (Donald Trump) Assault On LGBTQ Equality Is Already Underway
From the Huffington Post
“Mike Pence is perhaps one of the most anti-LGBTQ evangelical Christian political crusaders to serve in Congress and as governor of a state. He’s taking his attack on the LGBTQ community nationwide now.”