Within minutes of President Donald Trump taking office, all references to LGBT rights were deleted from the White House web site. Continue reading “LGBT Rights Have No Place On Trump’s White House Web Site”
So just how quickly could the incoming Republican administration start to undermine the rights the LGBQTI community has won during the Obama years? Continue reading “USA:- Crackdown on LGBT Rights Could Start Next Week”
“And I am telling you…I’m not singing” is the clear message coming belatedly from Broadway legend and gay icon Jennifer Holliday (see more at NPR), as she pulled out of performing at Donald Trump’s inauguration following a big backlash from her fanbase on social media, saying her original agreement to take the gig was “a lapse of judgement”.
General James Mattis, the Trump Regime’s nominee for US Defence Secretary, was pushed hard on his views on women fighting on the front line and and allowing openly gay men and lesbians to serve in the military at his Senate confirmation hearing. Despite expressing his concerns about both in the past, he seemed broadly happy with the status quo and was pretty clear that he doesn’t really care who consenting adults “go to bed with”.
The USA looks set to continue the farce of official toilet paranoia as the Trump Regime moves in. Put this together with the previous stories about “religious freedom” that I’ve posted, and you can see a pattern developing, hounding the trans community. They won’t be the only targets in weeks to come.
What lessons can we learn from LGBT activism during the Reagan years which can help as we face up to life under Trump? Michelangelo Signorile has been talking to Huffpost Queer Voices. His thoughts are well worth reading and he has some key messages:-