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Wilbur Ross

39th United States Secretary of Commerce

6.15.17 - Secretary Ross removes sexual orientation and gender identity from the Department of Commerce Equal Employment Policy; LGBTQ protections have been explicitly included since 2010. Only after fierce opposition did Secretary Ross change it back.

—Made homophobic and sexist jokes to a crowd while attending a Wall Street fraternity event. Only after he saw a journalist at the event did Ross then ask the journalist to not publish a story about the closed-door event. The journalist went on to publish this story

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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.

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