Trump Score Card
Donald Trump is the first President of the United States who was elected as an open supporter of the gay community at large and gay marriage specifically. Let us not forget that until it was politically expedient, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton both consistently opposed gay marriage for the overwhelming majority of their political careers.
4/28/16: Donald Trump announced that Caitlyn Jenner (America's most famous transgender person) could use whichever bathroom she wanted at Trump Tower -- and the transgender reality star did just that.
7/21/16: Trump was the first ever Republican presidential nominee that directly addressed the LGBT community from the convention podium.
10/30:16: On October 30, at a rally in Colorado, Donald Trump proudly held up a rainbow-colored, gay flag on which was written "LGBT's for Trump."
11/12/16: Trump selected Peter Thiel to join his presidential transition team on an openly gay man. This is coming off the heels of the RNC convention where Trump invited Peter Thiel to be the first openly gay man to speak at the RNC event in 16 years.
11/13/16: Then President elect Trump sad he's 'fine' with legalization of same-sex marriage. “These cases have gone to the Supreme Court. They’ve been settled. And I’m — I’m fine with that,” he said.
1/31/17: President Trump will continue an executive order protecting federal employees from anti-LGBTQ discrimination that was first signed in 2014 by President Barack Obama. "President Donald J. Trump is determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community," the White House said in a statement. "The executive order signed in 2014, which protects employees from anti-LGBTQ workplace discrimination while working for federal contractors, will remain intact."
2/22/17: The Trump administration ended federal protections (created by President Obama) for transgender students that instructed schools to allow them to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities. We agree with the President Trump's decision based on one simple fact. The government should not mandating local schools and communities. If a student decides to they feel like being the opposite gender, it should be handled locally by the school and community on a case by cases basis. Transgenders make up just 0.6 % of the population. Infringing on the rights of 96.4% of the population to appease the 0.6% simply does't make sense.