23 April 2017

Make It Clear

Hillary Clinton was a featured speaker this past week at a fundraiser for The Center, an LGBT community organization in New York City. She used the occasion to underscore how, rainbow flag notwithstanding, Donald Trump already has a poor record as President when it comes to LGBT rights.

She specifically highlighted a number of controversial actions the Trump administration has taken to harm LGBT rights, including:

-- Rescinding protections for transgender school students put in place by President Obama.

-- Proposing cuts in funding for HIV and AIDS research by at least $292 million.

-- Nominating stridently anti-LGBT advocates like Mark Green to key positions in the administration.

She warned that more erosion of rights may be coming and that the LGBT community must remain vigilant.

But what can be done to stop Trump? Clinton had an answer for that: prepare for the 2018 midterms to bring in more senators and representatives who will slow his attacks on LGBT rights.

Get involved, she urged, so we can "make it clear where our country stands" on LGBT rights. Haters should not be able to overrule the pro-LGBT will of the majority.

What are you doing to get ready for the 2018 election season? It will be here before we know it.

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous04:14

    Manos a la obra. Amigo venezolano,Cucuta

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  2. More now than ever, in USA the LGBT image is at stake.

    With this narrow minded, bigot president and his «twisted» administration, LGBT rights (if there were any since now in USA) are in jeopardy.

    His nominations of his near cabinate shows that he don't give a «shit» about the LGBT in his own country.

    The same for many subjects, HE makes many decisions or «tweets» and the contrary next day after.

    As I always say and think, your «supposed LGBT» rights are dancing a «cha-cha» dance regarding who is in office, congress or senate and more in the supreme court.

    You must see the serie «When We Rise» to clearly understand all the complexity of LGBT USA rights since 1969 to now.

    For many aspects, your country is way far back from many other countries (like in Canada) to include LGBT as «full citizens» and part of the normal life in society.

    Here, gays are part of all sphere of our society.
    The prime minister of Ontario is a lesbian.
    In Province of Qu├ębec, we also had a openly gay guy as our prime minister.
    Not to mention many showbiz people that are openly and active LGBT people.

    So, USA has a lot to do to achieve EQUAL rights for its LGBT citizens.

    As long, also, as «religious lobbying» will haunt Washington offices, NO gains will be done for LGBT rights.

    Take RELIGION OUT of your administrations and it'll go better..

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  3. Anonymous12:04

    Not to sound rude but could you stop comparing America to Canada? Like seriously the two countries are nothing alike. For instance we have a space program,we have ten times the population of Canada,lower insurance rates, incredible educational institutions,foods cheaper in the US, OBAMA, and we also get more value for less money. #USDSwag. Also America will NEVER be anything like Canada. We don't really want it to be. Another thing I'd like to point out is Canadian's think that they're kinda all knowing when it comes to America and our affairs which once again is incredibly ignorant. I'm not trying to sound rude it's just every single Canadian I've met literally makes the same argument about how backwards America is and how we should be like them. I hope you understand how we in the USA feel. If WE started talking badly about your country.

    Have a great day!

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