Trump's Bad Deal for Equality

1. Get Informed

Donald Trump has started throwing gay and lesbian families under the bus as part of his celebrity businessman act, using his platform to argue against giving these families the same protections that other families have access to.

Donald Trump on marriage equality:

"I'm not in favor of gay marriage. They should not be able to marry."

"I just don't feel good about it. I don't feel right about it. I'm against it… I'm opposed to gay marriage."

Trump recently appeared on Fox News and made his position clear by emphatically saying once again, “I'm against gay marriage.”

Trump is out of step with many Americans, who are increasingly supportive of marriage for gay and lesbian couples. Last week CNN released the fourth credible poll in the past eight months to show an outright majority of Americans in favor of marriage equality.  

Trump is sending the message to the 1 million gay couples who are raising approximately 2 million kids in the United States that they shouldn't be treated equally. He wants their viewership for his shows and their money at his properties (Gay and lesbian travelers spend an estimated $17 billion a year for tourism), but Trump doesn't want to allow them the same dignity and respect as all loving couples and families. This is both an unfair and unwise business practice.

Trump has taken to disparaging the families of gay and lesbian couples as a tactic to get attention for his candidacy. Using Trump's own famous catch phrase, we would like to tell him "You're fired!"
 

2. Tune It Out

Please consider Trump's decision to stand against LGBT families when you're deciding whether to patronize a Trump establishment or watch a Donald Trump TV show, like any of the following:

New York:

  • Trump World Tower
  • Trump Tower
  • Trump Plaza
  • 40 Wall Street
  • 1290 Avenue of the Americas
  • West Side development
  • Trump Park Ave. (Delmonico Hotel)
  • Trump International Hotel
  • The Residences at Trump National in Westchester County

National:

  • Bank of America Center, San Francisco
  • Trump Entertainment (casinos) (Atlantic City)
  • Trump Las Vegas
  • Mar-a-Lago (Palm Beach, FL)
  • Trump Chicago
  • Miami Beach Hotel/Trump International Beach Resort (Miami, FL)
  • Donald J. Trump clothing (sold exculsively at Macy's)

Golf Courses:

  • Trump International Golf Club, Raffles Resort (Canouan Island, The Grenadines)
  • Trump National Golf Club, Bedminster (Bedminster, NJ)
  • Trump National Golf Club, Los Angeles (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA)
  • Trump International Golf Club (West Palm Beach, FL)

On TV:

  • The Apprentice
  • The Celebrity Apprentice
  • Miss Universe
  • Miss USA
  • Miss Teen USA
  • Fox and Friends (Fox News)

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Aaron McQuade
Deputy Director of News and Field Media
mcquade@glaad.org
(646) 871-8026
Rich Ferraro
Director of Communications
ferraro@glaad.org
(646) 871-8011

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Trump's Bad Deal for Equality