November 15, 2022

GLAAD, the world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, released a statement tonight upon the announcement that Donald Trump is again running for president.

Statement from GLAAD President and CEO, Sarah Kate Ellis, on Twitter and here:
“GLAAD documented more than 200 attacks against LGBTQ people throughout the Trump-Pence administration.  It was an administration defined by anti-LGBTQ actions and rhetoric and policy that empowered white supremacists and fueled racism, xenophobia, antisemitism, and misogyny. The unmistakable message from the 2022 midterms is that Americans value freedom, support the democratic process, and reject the divisive policies of the recent past. GLAAD urges the media to include former President Trump’s record against LGBTQ equality in their campaign reporting.”

GLAAD’s Trump Accountability Project tracked the Trump administration’s attacks against the LGBTQ community, documenting more than 200 negative policies and dangerous rhetoric against LGBTQ Americans during his presidency.