Tag Archive | Donald Trump

World Aids Day 2018: Trump’s Presidential Proclamation on AIDS Day

World Aids Day 2018: Trump’s Presidential Proclamation on AIDS Day

Donald Trump’s Presidential Proclamation on World AIDS Day, 2018 – full text below: “For more than three decades, our Nation and the world have confronted the challenges posed by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Today, thanks to lifesaving medications, an HIV/AIDS diagnosis does not have to be a death sentence. […]

US: Transgender equality battle front line moves to Ohio

US: Transgender equality battle front line moves to Ohio

The front line in the battle for transgender equality in the United States has moved to Ohio, where campaigners are leading a push for change, after Puerto Rico allowed people to alter their gender on birth certificates. Ohio, Kansas, and Tennessee are the only three US states that do not allow people to determine their […]

Reaction to Trump’s Comments on Transgender Troop Ban

Reaction to Trump’s Comments on Transgender Troop Ban

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has responded to Donald Trump’s comments regarding his plan to ban transgender service members, where he said that he felt he was doing the military a favour: “Donald Trump’s delusional comments regarding his reckless ban on transgender troops are demonstrably false and lack any basis in reality” said Chad Griffin, […]

US: Trump – Transgender People To Be Banned From U.S. Military

US: Trump – Transgender People To Be Banned From U.S. Military

(Reuters) – President Donald Trump said today, Wednesday 26 July, that he would ban transgender people from the U.S. military, an action appealing to some in his conservative political base but sowing confusion about the fate of thousands of transgender service members. Trump’s announcement, in a series of Twitter posts, drew swift condemnation from rights […]

100 DAYS: HRC’s Timeline of Trump’s Attacks on LGBTQ Community

100 DAYS: HRC’s Timeline of Trump’s Attacks on LGBTQ Community

HRC has launched a website – HRC.org/Trump – chronicling the Trump Administration’s unprecedented attacks against the LGBTQ community. The timeline, which continues to be updated, spotlights efforts to undermine the LGBTQ community from rescinding guidelines protecting transgender students, to appointing Jeff Sessions to the nation’s highest law enforcement post, to threatening a ‘licence to discriminate’ […]

US: Transgenders rush to legally change gender after Trump win

US: Transgenders rush to legally change gender after Trump win

(Reuters) Transgender people in the United States are rushing to legally change their name and gender, with the help of volunteer lawyers, due to concerns the community’s civil rights could be threatened under the administration of president-elect Donald Trump. In a race against the clock, transgender people have been connecting on Twitter using the hashtag […]

Experts: US LGBT community fears backlash after Trump victory

Experts: US LGBT community fears backlash after Trump victory

Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election this week has left many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocates fearing a backlash against their community. The president-elect said during his election campaign he embraced the LGBT community. But his choice for vice-president, Mike Pence, has rankled many LGBT rights activists who are wary of […]

US: Kaine Headlines HRC Event While Trump and Pence Court Anti-LGBT Group

US: Kaine Headlines HRC Event While Trump and Pence Court Anti-LGBT Group

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has criticised the Trump-Pence campaign for courting anti-LGBTQ activists at the so-called ‘Values Voter Summit’ in Washington, D.C. In a marked contrast, the same weekend that Trump and Pence addressed the gathering of the nation’s top anti-LGBTQ extremists, Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate Tim Kaine spoke out for equality at the 20th […]

US: Trump Chooses Gov Mike Pence, Both With Anti-LGBT Records

US: Trump Chooses Gov Mike Pence, Both With Anti-LGBT Records

According to US news reports and senior Republicans, Donald Trump has chosen the notoriously anti-LGBTQ Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his vice-presidential running mate. Mr Pence is also known for opposing Obama’s healthcare law. In anticipation of Trump choosing Pence, the Human Rights Campaign in America yesterday released a memo revisiting Governor Pence’s disastrous record.

Donald Trump Endorses McCrory’s Anti-LGBT HB2 Law

Donald Trump Endorses McCrory’s Anti-LGBT HB2 Law

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Equality North Carolina slammed Donald Trump for endorsing HB2, the deeply discriminatory law targeting LGBTQ and other people across the state. On Tuesday night (5th) during a campaign appearance in Raleigh, Colin Campbell of the News and Observer asked Trump again about his opinion of the hateful HB2 law. […]