White House Issues a fact sheet bragging about their extensive anti-LGBTQ record

Under the guise of “religious freedom,” the fact sheet highlights Trump’s close connections with fringe anti-LGBTQ activists and hate groups

NEW YORK - GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, released the following statement in response to the White House’s “religious freedom” fact sheet issued this morning. The official government document cites numerous anti-LGBTQ actions including the White House’s support of a Colorado baker who denied to serve an LGBTQ couple in the Supreme Court case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission alongside the Sothern Poverty Law Center-designated hate group Alliance Defending Freedom and Trump’s October speech to fringe anti-LGBTQ activists at the Values Voter Summit.

“Trump has assembled one of the most anti-LGBTQ administrations in recent history and has stopped at nothing to court fringe activists united around their desire to discriminate against LGBTQ Americans and erase the LGBTQ community’s hard-fought progress,” said Sarah Kate Ellis, President and CEO of GLAAD. “Today’s document shows this is not a secret agenda, but rather something Trump proudly boasts as he continues to lead a culture war against LGBTQ Americans and other vulnerable communities.”

The White House fact sheet also cited Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ sweeping anti-LGBTQ religious exemption guidance which invited taxpayer-funded federal agencies, government employees, and government contractors to legally discriminate against LGBTQ people and the recent creation of the Department of Health and Human Services new “Conscience and Religious Freedom Division” which openly promotes healthcare discrimination against transgender patients, LGBTQ people, those living with HIV and AIDS.

For an extensive timeline of President Trump’s anti-LGBTQ record since taking office and profiles on other anti-LGBTQ activists inside the Trump Administration check out GLAAD’s Trump Accountability Project.