The op-ed begins by walking through the familiar narrative. Trump holds the rainbow flag upside down for a few seconds in a Colorado campaign rally. LGBT Republicans swoon and gush about how their party has finally turned the corner with an LGBT-friendly candidate.
And then reality hit. As President, Trump has repeatedly bowed to powerful LGBT-hating interests and all but ignored the LGBT community.
The op-ed notes: "the nomination of several key officials, who have disparaged the LGBT community and sought to curtail the rights of its members, has exposed the narrative that Mr. Trump would be a champion of gay and transgender people as a fallacy.
"'It has been a catastrophe,' said Mara Keisling, the executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality and a leading strategist behind a string of legal and policy victories the community achieved during the Obama administration. 'Every twitch we’ve seen from the administration has been anti-LGBT.'"
The piece then provides more examples of other moves the Trump Administration has taken to hurt LGBT Americans.
If the op-ed falls short, however, it is in letting Trump off the hook for the true reason why his promise to the LGBT community and the reality we've seen bear little resemblance: he lies habitually and repeatedly promises things he has no intention of delivering.
Trump has done so little for LGBT Americans while concurrently doing so much to hurt LGBT Americans that it's time to retire the canard that he's pro-LGBT. Instead, he's been busy grinding his heel into LGBT Americans' backs and there's every sign that he will continue to do so. All the while continuing to lie.