In the hours following Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration, however, the LGBT rights page, among others, was taken down completely.
The White House LGBT page was introduced by the Obama administration to highlight the legislative achievements, legal victories and important policy changes for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in America.
Trump’s cabinet has been marked by many as an “antigay cabinet.” Trump told Fox News last January that he would “strongly consider” appointing Supreme Court justices who would overturn the decision legalizing same-sex marriage, according to the Huffington Post.
Regardless of his cabinet and statements, the Log Cabin Republicans have praised Trump as the “most pro-LGBT nominee in the history of the Republican party,” although they refused to officially endorse him as a candidate.
Now, before the first day of Trump’s presidency has ended, the White House page featuring campaigns combatting suicide among queer young people — including the “It Gets Better” project — has been replaced by a Trump transition page.
The White House website may be updated in time with an LGBT page featuring Trump, as the late page had an image of Obama.
Dan Tracer, writer for LGBT news site Queerty, is not so confident however, writing:
“Looking beyond Trump, whose positions, like his hair, seem to change with the breeze, it’s tough to find any encouragement that LGBTQ Americans will be high on the administration’s priorities list.”