Full universal rights for LGBTQ people

Conservatism and today’s right-wing for the most part, especially so under Trump, are built specifically on ignorance and fear. It goes like this – unless you look like me, earn like me, worship like me and sleep with people that I sleep with (allegedly), then I regard you with, at best, suspicion, at worst bigotry and fear.

So it is that civil rights and women’s rights have all been exposed to the full vigour of such conservative niceties for decades now.

And as if that wasn’t enough hatred and irrationality to go around, now you can add the all-out war against theLGBTQ peoples of the US to the list of seething resentments held by the right-wing. And under Trump, things have only gotten worse since 2016.

Of course, the Great Electoral Fraud that is Donald J. Trump made noises during his electoral campaign as to be being allegedly “LGBTQ friendly.” And like so much that emerges from Trump’s mouth, that proved to be absolute garbage.

Trump has appointed a notoriously anti-LGBTQ Mike Pence as vice-President; embraced a virulently homophobic evangelical demographic for nothing more than cynical electoral advantage; stuffed his Cabinet with prominent anti-LGBTQ names (such as Pompeo, Perry and DeVos, for just a few rancid examples); banned trans-gender people from serving their country in the armed forces; and allowed the federal government to turn a blind eye to homophobic actions (such as doctors refusing to treat patients) on the basis of “religious liberty.”

Yet again, while the rest of the Western world continues to march firmly in the direction of ever more affirmation of equality for all members of society, the US conspicuously marches in the diametrically opposite direction.

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