Well, that didn't take long. The attack on the LGBT community is already under way. Towleroad notes that the White House LGBT page -- whitehouse.gov/lgbt -- has been erased. Also scrubbed are pages dedicated to climate change, civil rights and health care. (They've been archived HERE.) While this may be standard transition stuff, I'm not convinced Trump has plans to ever bring them back given that lots of other pages do take you to up-to-date Trump administration policies, like the one reprimanding people for having the audacity to ask the police to not murder people of color for no reason. Even more disturbing to me is that a source in the HIV/AIDS research community tells me Trump has no plans to staff the Office of National AIDS Policy, whose page has also been disabled. Revisionist LGBT activists should note the office was formed in 1993 -- during the Clinton administration at the height of the plague -- to coordinate government efforts to reduce the number of HIV infections in the United States. Amy Lansky was director during the last year of the Obama administration, and tweeted a goodbye from the staff on Jan. 4. (All three members were political appointees or detailees, so their leaving was normal protocol.) I've had no luck getting anyone to go on the record to confirm what I've been told, but given what we know about the new administration -- Mike Pence in particular -- it seems far more likely that an Office of Conversion Therapy would appear before ONAP is up and running again. Contact me if you know more HERE -- I'd be thrilled to be misinformed.
UPDATE: Lansky reached out to say: "I have no information on what the Trump administration may or may not do with regards to ONAP."
How is this making America great again?