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Mark Green

U.S. Representative from Tennessee

—Withdrew his nomination by President Trump for Secretary of the Army following opposition regarding bigoted comments about transgender people.

Called the transgender community an “evil” that must be “crushed,” and compared LGBTQ Americans to ISIS.

Wrote that then-President Obama “supports transvestites in uniform” in a June 2013 Facebook post.

Insists that being “transgender is a disease.”

Lead sponsor of a Tennessee state bill that would allow local companies to discriminate against LGBTQ people without any repercussion from local government.

Sponsor of an anti-trans Tennessee state bill requiring students to use restrooms in accordance with their birth certificates.

—Green backed Tennessee state bill that allows therapists to turn away LGBTQ clients based on their “sincerely held religious beliefs.”

Sponsor of bill allowing teachers to shun content that conflicts with their beliefs (widely interpreted to include LGBTQ inclusion).


The GLAAD Accountability Project catalogs anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and discriminatory actions of politicians, commentators, organization heads, religious leaders, and legal figures, who have used their platforms, influence and power to spread misinformation and harm LGBTQ people.