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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Stealth Campaign Targeting Vulnerable LGBTQ Populations Escalates Under Trump

Stealth Campaign Targeting Vulnerable LGBTQ Populations Escalates Under Trump
- Behind President Donald Trump’s public posturing on rights for LGBTQ people, his cabinet-level agencies are working deep in the weeds to undermine protections—particularly for young, old, disabled, and homeless individuals.
Several advocacy organizations issued press releases Monday detailing the initial scope of the Trump administration’s stealth campaign to erase vulnerable LGBTQ populations from housing and health-care protections, among other, more overt agency-level actions. The speed with which the Trump administration is wielding the regulatory process against sexual orientation and gender identity sharply diverges from the Obama administration’s slow, steady march toward LGBTQ rights through the federal agencies.