Donald Trump

  • Trump’s Walk of Fame Star Destroyed by Sledgehammer

    Someone just took Walk of Fame vandalism to a whole new level.

  • Two Gay House Reps to Skip Inauguration; 60 Will Boycott So Far

    Openly gay Reps. Mark Takano of California and Mark Pocan of Wisconsin will join dozens of other Democratic House members in boycotting the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.

  • Two New Lawsuits Filed Against Trump Over Trans Military Ban

    (WB) Now that President Trump has officially directed the Pentagon to enact a ban on transgender military service, a coalition of LGBT groups on Monday filed two separate lawsuits against him over the policy.

  • U.S. Agencies to Celebrate Pride Month, but Without Cabinet Secretaries

    (WB) With Pride month approaching, many U.S. agencies in the second year of the Trump administration are continuing plans to hold celebrations for their LGBT workers, although Cabinet leaders will be absent and some annual events are in question.

  • Upcoming Leadership Forum Will Focus On Trump

    Our Fund will partner with Lambda Legal on Nov. 12 to present: “Lambda Legal’s LGBTQ Playbook in the Time of Trump.”

  • UPDATE: Over 900 Reports of Harassment Since Election

    UPDATE: The Southern Poverty Law Center reported on Tuesday that their numbers have reached nearly 900 reported hate incidence within the 10 days after the election.

    For many minorities, the end of the recent presidential election became the beginning of increased harassment and intimidation. The Southern Poverty Law Center collected 437 (now nearly 900) reports of such incidents between Nov. 9 and 14.

  • Voting Begins After Competing Claims of Fraud, Intimidation

    (AP) After weeks of competing claims of fraud and intimidation on Election Day, few voters who headed to the polls early Tuesday encountered problems, though there were some long lines.

  • What Will Trump Do? There’s a conflict between federal and state marijuana laws

    Under the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA) of 1970, marijuana is classified as a Schedule I substance.

  • Where They Stand: A roundup of where Clinton and Trump stand on our issues

    Log Cabin Republican President Gregory Angelo said it early on: Donald Trump is the “most pro-gay” Republican presidential candidate in history. And following the deadly attack on an LGBT nightclub in Orlando last June, Trump himself suggested that he –not Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton— is the presidential candidate who is “really the friend of women and the LGBT community.”

  • White House Mum on Trump’s Anti-LGBT Meeting with Ginni Thomas

    (WB) The White House remains silent on President Trump’s reported meeting with anti-LGBT activist Ginni Thomas, the spouse of conservative U.S. Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, despite objections from LGBT rights advocates who say the meeting was inappropriate.

  • White House Watch: Log Cabin Endorses Trump, South Florida Repubs Get A Dose Roger Stone

    The Log Cabin Republicans, an LGBT political club, endorsed President Donald Trump’s re-election.

    Log Cabin’s leaders – Robert Kabel and Jill Homan – wrote Trump has ‘met his commitments to LGBTQ Americans.’ Theendorsement, published in the Washington Post on Aug. 15, cites Trump’s plan of eliminating HIV/AIDS within 10 years and his appointment of Richard Grenell as U.S. Ambassador to Germany as proof of such commitments.

    The Advocate called the endorsement proof Log Cabin Republicans are “morally bankrupt racists” while The Daily Beast labeled it “Reality-Defying Shame.”

    Closer to home, South Florida Republicans gathered at the Polo Club of Boca Raton recently to hear from former presidential advisor Roger Stone. Not all were satisfied, as a source tells WHW.

    “I would have rather heard from Gov. DeSantis, who has had a more successful, consequential 2019 than any other governor in the U.S.,” said Murry Stegelmann, a Boca Raton hedge fund manager. “Although Roger Stone is a Floridian, his involvement is in DC and I, like most Americans, have disdain for DC. Roger Stone reminded us why we hate DC. I would rather talk about something that works for the State of Florida.”

    Stone was indicted in January on federal charges of obstruction of justice, false statements and witness tampering. His participation at “Lobsterfest” – a fundraiser for Palm Beach County Republicans created a circus-like atmosphere.

    “I was in the presence of PT Barnum,” said Stegelmann.

    Meanwhile, nine Democrats have qualified for the next debates. They are: Former Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Senators Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar, former Texas Representative Beto O’Rourke, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and venture capitalist Andrew Yang.

    On the outside are names like Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, spiritual author Marianne Williamson and New York City Mayor Bill deBlasio. Gabbard is onactive dutywith the Army National Guard, participating in a joint exercise mission in Indonesia. As for the others: Inslee doodled climate change artwork for children, Williamson proposed a “Department of Peace” during a stop in San Francisco and de Blasio sparred withFox Newspersonality Sean Hannity over watered down cops.

    Other candidates still in the running include former Housing & Urban Development secretary Julian Castro, Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Michael Bennet and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock.

    ABC News is moderating the debates, Sept. 12-13, in Houston.

    Elsewhere, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper withdrew from the presidential campaign last week, acknowledging his campaign “didn’t have the outcome we were hoping for” but was a worthwhile endeavor. Hickenlooper sought to position himself as a moderate in the large Democratic field, advocating for rural communities with business friendly rhetoric. He was highly critical of President Trump’s trade tariffs on China.

     

  • White House Watch: Media Focuses on ‘Deplorable;’ Ignores Trump’s Promises to Evangelicals

    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton had to back off some remarks she made before an LGBT fundraiser last Friday, but her poor choice of words there is now being overshadowed by reaction to concerns that she appeared to collapse while getting into her Secret Service van on Sunday morning.

  • White House Watch: No White House Visit For Rapione

    As President Donald Trump entered new ground for America’s foreign policy, one of the country’s best soccer players denounced the White House.

  • White Nationalists ‘Hail Trump’ with Nazi Salute

    White Nationalists gathered on Saturday to celebrate the Donald Trump presidency as a victory for white Americans.

  • Women Have Many Motivations for DC Inauguration Protest

    (AP) Call them rebels with a cause. Or two. Or three. Or 10.