GLAD Response to President’s Statement on Not Rescinding Order on LGBT Federal Workers
The President does not get to claim support for LGBTQ people simply by not rolling back an existing order on explicit non-discrimination protections. The records of those the President has surrounded himself with and appointed to his cabinet, from Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions to Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos, paint a different picture of where the administration stands on LGBTQ equality.
Furthermore, LGBTQ people are in every community, and we stand in solidarity with other marginalized groups, including immigrants, Muslims, women, and people of color who have already been the targets of attack by this administration. We will stay vigilant against discrimination on all fronts, and we will not be divided.