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Here are all the times the Trump administration has attacked LGBTQ rights since he became President

Keeping a running track of the Trump administration’s attacks on the LGBTQ community is about like counting the number of lies he tells. It’s a thankless job, but someone has to do it.

Thankfully, our friends at GLAAD run the Trump Accountability Project, and they have kept a tally of the nonstop barrage on the community’s civil rights. From erasing our issues from federal websites minutes after being inaugurated to allowing healthcare providers to discriminate against LGBTQ people, it’s all on the list.

And, of course, we’ve been here reporting it all for you. And we’ll continue to monitor the situation with our partners at GLAAD until Trump finally leaves office – and update this list as necessary.


January 20, 2017- Minutes after Donald Trump was sworn into office, any mention of the LGBTQ community was erased from White House, Department of State, and Department of Labor websites.

Posted by Behind the Aegis | Wed Nov 27, 2019, 08:55 PM (15 replies)

Study finds an epidemic of suicide among LGBTQ youth. Most blame "recent politics."

The Trevor Project’s National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health — the largest survey of LGBTQ youth mental health ever conducted with over 34,000 respondents ages 13 to 24 from across the United States — showed there’s a mental health epidemic among LGBTQ youth with politics playing a huge role.

Among the survey’s results from suicidal respondents, 76% said recent politics impacted their mental health or sense of self and only 47% had received psychological or emotional counseling from a mental health professional. The survey also found that nearly 30% of young trans people had attempted suicide and 54% had considered suicide in the last year.

Approximately 36% of queer youth who attempted suicide had experienced physical violence beforehand, 22% had experienced some form of discrimination.

About 78% of trans and non-binary youth reported being the subject of discrimination due to their gender identity and 70% of LGBTQ youth reported discrimination due to their sexual orientation.


Think about this the next time you hear a gay "joke". Think about this the next time someone defends homophobia because "it is a comment on the target, not "really" about gay people." Think about this when people fail to recognize GLBTQ people are actual minorities. Homophobia is real. Homophobia kills!
Posted by Behind the Aegis | Thu Nov 21, 2019, 05:20 AM (4 replies)

Gay teen fights back against school bully as teachers do nothing in viral video

Jordan Steffy finally reached his limit.

After being called a “f*ggot” by the same student nearly every day since the seventh grade, the out high school junior was forced to take matters into his own hands last week after teachers refused to help him.

Two different clips show Steffy fighting back against his bully and have racked up over 10 million views combined in just a matter of days.

The physical altercation happened inside a classroom at Laporte High School in La Porte, Indiana. Both videos show the bully calling Jordan a “f*ggot” and advancing on him despite being asked to step back.

“Back the f*ck up out of my face, now,” Jordan is heard saying. “Cause I’m not playing with you.”


Of course, it was Jordan who was punished because when a gay person stands up for him(her)self, we are the aggressor/abuser. This shit happens more than people know, or care to admit. This is also why many GLBT people here (and a few of our allies), really do not like casual homophobia and transphobia, because they have real world consequences.
Posted by Behind the Aegis | Mon Nov 11, 2019, 03:16 PM (74 replies)

Kristallnacht began today (11/09/1938). A precursor of things to come.


Kristallnacht | "It Came From Within" | YadVashem.org

Kristallnacht (German pronunciation: [kʁɪsˈtalnaχt]) or the Night of Broken Glass, also called the November Pogrom(s),[1][2] was a pogrom against Jews carried out by SA paramilitary forces and civilians throughout Nazi Germany on 9–10 November 1938. The German authorities looked on without intervening.[3] The name Kristallnacht ("Crystal Night" ) comes from the shards of broken glass that littered the streets after the windows of Jewish-owned stores, buildings and synagogues were smashed.

Jewish homes, hospitals and schools were ransacked as the attackers demolished buildings with sledgehammers.[4] The rioters destroyed 267 synagogues throughout Germany, Austria and the Sudetenland.[5] Over 7,000 Jewish businesses were damaged or destroyed,[6][7] and 30,000 Jewish men were arrested and incarcerated in concentration camps.[8] British historian Martin Gilbert wrote that no event in the history of German Jews between 1933 and 1945 was so widely reported as it was happening, and the accounts from foreign journalists working in Germany sent shockwaves around the world.[4] The Times of London observed on 11 November 1938: "No foreign propagandist bent upon blackening Germany before the world could outdo the tale of burnings and beatings, of blackguardly assaults on defenseless and innocent people, which disgraced that country yesterday."[9]

The pretext for the attacks was the assassination of the Nazi[10] German diplomat Ernst vom Rath by Herschel Grynszpan, a 17-year-old German-born Polish Jew living in Paris. Estimates of fatalities caused by the attacks have varied. Early reports estimated that 91 Jews had been murdered.[a] Modern analysis of German scholarly sources puts the figure much higher; when deaths from post-arrest maltreatment and subsequent suicides are included, the death toll climbs into the hundreds, with Richard J. Evans estimating 638 suicide deaths.[11] Historians view Kristallnacht as a prelude to the Final Solution and the murder of six million Jews during the Holocaust.


That was then and there, this is now and here...27 Jews On What It Feels Like To Be Afraid For Their Lives
Posted by Behind the Aegis | Sat Nov 9, 2019, 11:46 AM (5 replies)

Men dressed as Jews hand out Holocaust denial fliers at Boulder mall

A group of men who appeared to be posing as Jews handed out fliers promoting Holocaust denial and hung up cards bearing anti-Semitic canards on a pedestrian mall in Boulder, Colorado.

The fliers handed out at the Pearl Street Mall claimed the Holocaust was “impossible.” The men, who wore large white kippahs and tallesim, or prayer shawls, also hung notes on index cards that claimed “Academia is dominated by Marxist Jews,” Jews run the porn industry” and “Jews ran the Atlantic slave trade,” the Daily Camera newspaper reported.

The men livestreamed their actions, according to the report.



WTF Colorado?!
Posted by Behind the Aegis | Tue Nov 5, 2019, 12:17 AM (11 replies)
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