GLAAD CEO: Trump’s Opposition to Equality Act is a Flip Flop LGBTQ Americans Will Not Forget

Rebuke of the Equality Act marks the 106th time the Trump Administration has attacked LGBTQ Americans in policy and rhetoric

ICYMI from 2000: Donald Trump supported policy similar to the Equality Act 

NEW YORK – GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today slammed President Donald Trump and his administration for opposing the Equality Act, which would secure across-the-board protections for more than 13 million LGBTQ Americans at their workplace, in their homes, and across their communities. More than 161 corporate backers support the Equality Act and a majority of Americans in all 50 states and across all major political parties support the idea of cementing nondiscrimination protections for the LGBTQ community. The legislation is expected to receive a vote by the House of Representatives this Friday.

“President Trump’s opposition to the Equality Act, a bill that would protect hard-working Americans against discrimination, shows the unyielding power that anti-LGBTQ activists like the Heritage Foundation have on this Administration,” said Sarah Kate Ellis, President and CEO of GLAAD. “LGBTQ Americans will not forget the President’s politically craven flip-flop on this fair and just legislation, which further cements his Administration’s legacy of being the most anti-LGBTQ government in recent memory.”

In 2000, Donald Trump told The Advocate he supported policy similar to the Equality Act, however, much has changed since he ran and was elected President. Since taking office, the President Trump and his administration have unleashed more than 106 attacks against LGBTQ Americans in policy and rhetoric, all of which could be found on GLAAD’s Trump Accountability Project (TAP) by going to