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Sat Jun 11, 2016, 09:24 PM

Donald Trump Is Proving How Mortally Dangerous He Is To LGBT Equality

Contrary to those in the media and elsewhere who claimed he was “far more accepting” on LGBT issues than other GOP candidates, Donald Trump is proving that he very much will be a force against LGBT equality if elected president. And he’s doing it in a more insidious, under-the-radar way than any previous GOP presidential nominee.


Though he rarely raises his positions against LGBT rights on the campaign trail, Trump is making pacts with anti-LGBT forces. Today, Trump spoke at the Road to the Majority summit in Washington, an event attended by Christian right activists and sponsored by the Faith and Freedom Coalition and Concerned Women for America, both of which fight against LGBT rights. “I’m with you 100 percent,” he said, and, knowing the event was televised live on the cable networks, he spoke with a dog whistle on LGBT rights, alluding to attacks on “marriage and family” and championing “religious freedom,” which of course has been the term used by evangelicals to deny LGBT people of rights. The crowd roared with approval.


Sauce: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michelangelo-signorile/trump-dangerous-to-lgbt-equality_b_10396552.html

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Response to christx30 (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 09:25 PM

1. Another group of fake "christians"

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Response to underthematrix (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 09:37 PM

2. They really are, they use their fake faith to justify their love of hatred. Really, WTF

is wrong with these demented people.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 09:40 PM

3. LAWD! what a great way to describe. Imma have to use that

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Response to christx30 (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 09:56 PM

4. That's why he's been a focus of protests by LGBT groups going back to the 80's..

 

Trump received the first-ever tax abatement for a commercial developer for his Grand Hyatt Hotel Project, near Grand Central Station. Like other Trump projects such as Trump Plaza at Third Avenue and 61st Street, the huge, mirrored Trump Tower loomed over its smaller neighbors on Fifth Avenue and featured an extravagant pink marble atrium with a $1 million waterfall. The development, with its luxury retail stores on the ground floor, was aimed at what Trump called the “world’s best people,” with apartments ranging in price from $550,000 to $10 million and doormen dressed like Buckingham Palace guards.

Recognizing Trump as a key symbol of the privatization of New York that contributed to the rapid increase in economic inequality in the 1980s, ACT UP continued to target him. The Housing Committee returned to Trump Tower on February 11, 1989, for the “Soup Kitchen Rally,” in which a coalition of city groups protested the city’s failure to address homelessness, and again on Halloween 1989, when ACT UP members passed out candy, condoms, and information about AIDS and homelessness.
http://www.gothamcenter.org/blog/the-majority-of-people-dying-of-aids-were-people-of-color-aids-activism-rising-inequality


Much more of great interest at the link, actually.

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