Trump Administration

Los Angeles LGBT Center Issues Statement On President's Anti-Muslim Tweets

LOS ANGELES - In response to President Trump's tweeted endorsement of the far-right, anti-Muslim group Britain First, the Los Angeles LGBT Center issued the following statement:

"The Los Angeles LGBT Center joins with the international human rights community to condemn President Trump’s endorsement this morning of far-right propaganda against Muslims.

"Tweeting videos spread by British extremists that further demonize Muslims opens the door for Trump’s supporters to target Muslims for acts of hatred and violence. This action is indefensible on many counts, but, put most simply, it is dangerous and obscene.

"The obsessive targeting of vulnerable populations by the president and his Administration has very real and violent consequences. Right now, one in five people who commit hate crimes in the United States reference President Trump by name.

"We must all stand against these vile acts of hatred directed against LGBT people, immigrants, people of color, women, Muslims, Jews, and many other vulnerable communities, and stand against the constant tide of normalization and encouragement that the president’s behavior grants to those who commit them.

"This is the time for all people of good conscience to say, ‘Enough!’"

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Trump Administration Pulled Support Of The Stonewall National Monument & Rainbow Flag

Apparently, the Trump Administration wants nothing to do with the Stonewall National Monument and especially with the Rainbow flag that will permanently fly there.

A few days ago, we reported on the fact that there will be a rainbow flag flying over federal land for the years to come. But, it seems the Trump administration also heard word of it and acted quickly against it.

Now, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation confirmed that the ceremony to raise the flag will go proceed today and that the flag will fly permanently. But, there will be no help from Trump’s end.

The National Park Service (NPS), which had originally approved and sponsored a ceremony to be held tomorrow at New York City’s Stonewall National Monument to dedicate the Rainbow flag, has suddenly withdrawn.

The National Park Service has also abandoned all responsibilities as caretaker of the national flagpole that would house the Rainbow flag. They have instead given over possession and maintenance of the flag and pole to the City of New York.

This is just the latest in an ongoingly surmounting list of actions the Trump administration is doing to show that they do not support the LGBTQ community whatsoever.

Thankfully, the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS organization does support us. The organization which helps to provide medication, health care, meals, counseling and more to women, children, and people living with HIV will also be supporting the ceremony held today at noon.

At least someone cares.