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President Trump has erased LGBTQ page from White House Website

Pages on climate change, women's issues also gone

Maybe it’s just a glitch, maybe it’s just transition moving slowly, but as Donald J. Trump assumed the presidency, changes over at Whitehouse.gov occurred — and not very encouraging ones, at that.

Gone are pages dealing with climate change, health care, women’s issues and civil rights — including any advancements to do with LGBTQ people.

Several have already taken to social media over it, including George Takei, who tweeted, “The White House removed its climate change web page. And the healthcare, civil rights and LGBT sections. Just thought you should know.”

The LGBT rights page was created by the Obama administration to highlight legislative milestones for the LGBTQ community, as well as act as a resource for members of the LGBTQ community to turn to for support and information.

Issues currently taking precedence on Trump’s White House website are

Concerning? Yes. Surprising? Not in the least.

Welcome to Day 1.

Day 1,461 can’t get here soon enough.

 

Randy Shulman is Metro Weekly’s Publisher and Editor-in-Chief. He can be reached at rshulman@metroweekly.com.

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