Donald Trump once again tried to pretend that he’s a friend to LGBT people, entering a rally in Greeley, Colorado on Sunday night clutching a rainbow flag emblazoned with ‘LGBT for Trump’ which he unfurled and showed to the crowd.
Donald Trump is NOT a friend to LGBT people. Read on.
Here’s the truth, via Chad Griffin:
Donald Trump has spent his campaign threatening to undo crucial protections for LGBTQ people in the United States, vowing to appoint judges to the Supreme Court to turn back the legalization of same-sex marriage and supporting state-sanctioned discrimination against transgender people.
He has courted extremists who foment hate both here and export it abroad. His running mate, Mike Pence, as a congressman in 2009, opposed language in federal legislation to monitor and combat human rights violations against LGBTQ people abroad, accusing Democrats of attempting to “promote a gay rights agenda around the globe.”
Trump has also sought support from leading exporters of anti-LGBTQ hate, including the Alliance Defending Freedom. Well known for the work it does within US borders, ADF is also spreading hate in countries around the world, from fighting equality in Russia to recruiting and training anti-equality activists in Nepal.
Trump also has an advisory board chock full of anti-LGBT religious bigots. He has signaled support for the First Amendment Defense Act, the vilest anti-LGBT”religious freedom” bill of our time, which would allow businesses and individuals to discriminate against gay people in the guise of ‘religious liberty’.
Donald Trump says he's "the real friend" of the LGBT community.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 17, 2016
Also, Trump used the massacre of 49 people at Pulse nightclub in Orlando to promote his bigoted immigration policies and claim to be a better friend to women and the LGBT community than Hillary Clinton. Just days before the massacre Trump told a group of religious right leaders that he would defend “Christian values” including “marriage and family.” He joined Marco Rubio at an anti-LGBT event on the two month anniversary of the Pulse massacre.
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So don’t be fooled by this fraudulent, pandering display.