LGBTQIA Politics Roundup

By Thomas Maxheimer

President Trump nominates ‘extreme’ anti-LGBTI politician Mark Green for top army job

In September of 2016, Mark Green said ‘If you poll the psychiatrists, they’re going to tell you that transgender is a disease.’

George W. Bush attacks Trump over HIV/AIDS funding

Former president George W. Bush wrote a column for the Washington Post to defend PEPFAR funding.  PEPFAR is a program that provides funding for the treatment, care, and prevention of HIV/AIDS, mostly in Africa and the Caribbean.  Mr. Trump feels that this money would be better spent on the U.S. military.

Official Involved in Bush-Era Purge of Gay Employees Now in Trump Administration

Jim Renne, was a key player in the scandal to find and remove LGBT+ people from his government-funded organization, one that was built to protect whistle-blowers.  Mr. Renne has been appointed by Trump to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.


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