Trump's First
100 Days

April 29th will mark 100 long days since Donald Trump was sworn in as president. Since the moment he walked into the White House, Donald Trump has attacked the progress we have made toward full equality for the LGBTQ community and undermined the rights of countless Americans.

But over the course of the past 100 days, you haven’t stayed silent. Whether he meant to or not, Donald Trump has awakened a sleeping giant. Never before have Americans been more eager to participate, to advocate and to fight back. And each and every day, HRC and our grassroots supporters are harnessing the full power of our democracy to protect our progress and resist.

Together, we will keep uniting against hate, fighting for our community and taking a stand against Trump and his administration.

  • January 20, 2017

    Less than two hours after Trump and his virulently anti-LGBTQ activist Vice President Mike Pence were sworn into office, all mentions of LGBTQ issues were removed from the official White House webpage.

  • The Trump Administration has removed all mentions of #LGBTQ people & rights from

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  • Trump signed an executive order stating policy to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) -- landmark legislation that provides access to healthcare for millions of LGBTQ people.

  • Signing documents to allow Mattis and Kelly to be sworn into Cabinet and an executive order on #Obamacare

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  • January 21, 2017

    HRC and millions of demonstrators around the world came together for the Women’s March to protest Trump and his new administration aimed at tearing back our progress.

  • .@HRC members and volunteers gathered in Texas to join the #WomensMarch on Austin. #MarchOnAustin

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  • .@HRC is proud to stand up and speak out for fairness, equality and justice for all at the #WomensMarch#WhyWeMarch #LoveTrumpsHate

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  • January 23, 2017

    Trump's State Department removed from the website former Secretary of State John Kerry's apology for the infamous "Lavender Scare" witch hunt in the 1950s and 1960s, and other content LGBTQ content, like information on pride month observances and the State Department’s Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons.

  • The Trump Administration has removed @JohnKerry's apology for anti-#LGBTQ witch hunts from @TheStateDept website

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  • January 25, 2017

    Trump signed an executive order directing the Department of Homeland Security to begin constructing a wall along the Mexico-U.S. border. He also ordered the immediate detention and deportation of undocumented immigrants -- sparking nationwide protests that his order would tear law-abiding immigrant families apart.

  • LGBTQ people are as diverse as the fabric of this nation & @HRC stands strong with the immigrant community today & every day! #NoBanNoWall

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  • Attacks today by President Trump on immigrants and refugees are a direct assault on America’s most fundamental values.

    – HRC President Chad Griffin
  • January 27, 2017

    Trump signed a cruel executive order blocking Syrian refugees from entering the U.S., refusing entry to all refugees from resettlement for 120 days and prohibiting nationals of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the country for 90 days. But the order wouldn’t stand - a national outcry erupted immediately and protesters stood up against Trump at airports, courtrooms and government buildings across the country.

  • January 30, 2017

    Rumors leaked on an impending announcement of Trump’s plan to roll-back President Obama’s executive order extending protections for LGBTQ federal workers.

  • January 31, 2017

  • Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Gorsuch has a long and troubling career opposing civil rights, including for LGBTQ people. Given this record, HRC took the extraordinary step of opposing this Supreme Court nominee before his hearing -- a first for the organization.


  • .@HRC opposes the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the #SupremeCourt#SCOTUS

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  • February 07, 2017

    LESS THAN 1 HR left before today's vote on Trump's anti-LGBTQ Education Sec nominee. Call your Senators ASAP to oppose DeVos! → 202-224-3121

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  • Vice President Pence cast the tie-breaking vote to confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, after all Democratic Senators and two Republican Senators voted against her confirmation. DeVos' family foundation funded major anti-LGBTQ orgnazations and campaigns. Her anti-equality record was denounced by major civil rights organizations, including HRC, which actively worked to stop her confirmation.

  • Sending love to all the trans students out there. You matter. #ProtectTransKids

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  • On a party line vote, Senate Republicans vote to confirm Jeff Sessions as the U.S. Attorney General. HRC and civil rights organization across the country protested Sessions anti-equality record from when he served as Alabama’s Attorney General and as a U.S. Senator.

  • February 08, 2017

    Sessions' very public record of hostility towards the LGBTQ community and federal legislation designed to protect vulnerable Americans makes it nearly impossible to believe that he will vigorously enforce this statute that he worked so hard to defeat.

    – Judy Shepard, mother of Matthew Shepard who was murdered by a hate crime
  • FACT: Senator Jeff Sessions has spent a lifetime in public service devoted to proudly denying equality & justice for #LGBTQ people.

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  • February 10, 2017

    The Senate confirmed anti-equality Tom Price as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), who has spent years in Congress trying to repeal the ACA and opposing every LGBTQ equality measure.

  • February 15, 2017

    The Trump Administration received hundreds of letters from the parents of transgender children in opposition to the rescinding of protections for transgender students.

  • More than 12,000 HRC supporters took action to protect trans kids by calling Congress, signing a letter to our elected leaders or attending a rally.

  • Nearly 800 parents of trans kids signed @HRC’s letter calling on @POTUS to fully enforce federal civil rights laws.

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  • February 22, 2017

    Under the direction of Sessions and DeVos, the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education revoked the Obama Administration’s guidance detailing school protections for transgender students under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

  • Now is the time for every single person to stand up for transgender kids under attack by the Trump Administration. #ProtectTransKids

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  • "I want every young #transgender person to know that you are valued. You are important and you are loved."-@ChadHGriffin #ProtectTransKids

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  • Transgender students must know that they are not alone and we are with them in this fight. They matter and they are loved just the way they are.


  • March 02, 2017

    The Senate confirmed equality opponent Ben Carson as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Carson has made clear he opposes equality for LGBTQ people. His harmful rhetoric has included equating marriage equality with bestiality, opposed laws that protect LGBTQ Americans from discrimination, suggested transgender people be required to use separate bathrooms, and joked that same-sex couples might have their wedding cakes poisoned by anti-equality bakers.

  • March 06, 2017

    After the Trump administration decided not to protect transgender students, the Supreme Court sent Gavin Grimm's case back to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. That means transgender students have to wait at least another year for the Supreme Court to affirm their basic rights.

  • Because of @realDonaldTrump, the Supreme Court will not be deciding Gavin Grimm's case this term. #ProtectTransKids #StandWithGavin 1/6

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  • After multiple federal judges blocked his travel ban, Trump signed a new version, just as bad as the first. HRC condemned Trump’s second ban, which vilified the Muslim community and created a threat to countless refugees -- including thousands of LGBTQ refugees fleeing violence and persecution.

  • The intent of Trump's executive order targeting refugees and Muslims remains the same -- he has simply changed the wrapping paper.

    – JoDee Winterhof, HRC Senior Vice President of Policy and Political Affairs
  • MUST WATCH: The heartbreaking story of an LGBTQ couple separated by Donald Trump's discriminatory travel ban.


  • March 08, 2017

    Congress began drafting a bill to repeal the ACA. HRC sent a letter opposing the ACA to members of congress, raisingconcerns repealing the ACA would have a negative impact on communities facing discrimination and health care disparities, including LGBTQ people.

  • March 09, 2017

    Hundreds of HRC activists met with members of Congress on Capitol Hill to encourage them to support issues from preserving the ACA, opposing Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination and passing the Equality Act -- crucial concerns to the LGBTQ community.

  • .@HRC_Chicago after great meeting to thank @SenatorDurbin for LGBTQ support & urge him to oppose Gorsuch for SCOTUS #HRCOnTheHill

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  • More than 40,000 HRC supporters spoke out against Judge Gorsuch’s dangerous record.

  • Today hundreds of @HRC volunteers & supporters attended #HRCOnTheHill to lobby for #LGBTQ equality. Join us →

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  • March 10, 2017

    Trump’s HUD -- led by anti-LGBTQ proponent Secretary Ben Carson -- took two steps backwards on protecting LGBTQ people. First, they withdrew a requirement for emergency shelters receiving HUD funding to post information about LGBTQ people’s rights to access the shelter safely and in accordance with their gender identity. Then, they withdrew critical data collection and evaluation guidelines for a homelessness prevention initiative targeting LGBTQ youth.

  • March 15, 2017

    In another victory for human rights groups and a blow to Trump, a U.S. district judge issued a nationwide emergency halt on the revised travel ban just one day before it was suppose to go into effect after several refugee and civil rights groups filed sued in court.

  • March 20, 2017

    Trump’s HHS changed two surveys of older Americans, removing a question about sexual orientation. The department uses the National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants (NSOAAP) to decide how to provide federal funding to groups working with the elderly, and removing the sexual orientation question was the only change made to the survey.

  • .@HRC calls on @POTUS to reinstate sexual orientation question in national senior survey

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  • March 23, 2017

    HRC Legal Director Sarah Warbelow testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Trump Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. In her testimony, Sarah detailed Gorsuch’s long and troubling career opposing civil rights, including for LGBTQ people.


  • #StopGorsuch → @HRC's Sarah Warbelow: We need a Justice who recognizes our basic equality & shared humanity. #Gorsuch's never met this bar.

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  • Very disappointed Gorsuch was confirmed today, but thankful to our Senate Dems who stood strong and voted against him.

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  • HRC and other organizations alarmed by his anti-equality record rallied on Capitol Hill, protesting his nomination. But Senate Republicans cynically changed the rules and bypassed the historic 60-vote threshold to confirm Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

  • March 24, 2017

    After failing to secure enough votes, House Speaker Paul Ryan indefinitely postponed the a vote to the repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with legislation that would have eliminated health care coverage for 24 million Americans. Republicans’ failure to pass the American Health Care Act was a victory for millions of LGBTQ people who depend on the ACA to get their health care.

  • Today is a victory for the #LGBTQ community & millions more who will continue to receive the necessary health care they need under the #ACA.

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  • While the nation focused on “TrumpCare,” the White House quietly appointed right-wing extremist Roger Severino to serve as Director of the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the HHS. Severino served as Director of the DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society for the Heritage Foundation where he wrote scathing opinions on transgender issues, abortion rights, and gay marriage.

  • March 28, 2017

    The Trump Administration quietly killed a plan to collect data regarding sexual orientation and gender identity from the American Community Survey conducted by the Census Bureau. This was Trump’s latest move to erase LGBTQ people from federal surveys and disrupt programs providing direct assistance to the LGBTQ community.

  • The Trump Administration is erasing "sexual orientation" & "gender identity" from the 2020 census -- but they #CantEraseUs 1/4

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  • Trump just struck #LGBTQ data collection from the national census. RT to tell Trump he #CantEraseUs

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  • March 29, 2017

    In a major victory for human rights groups, a federal judge extended an order blocking Trump's Muslim Ban, citing evidence of a religious objective that would be in violation of the Constitution. HRC had strongly condemned Trump's second Muslim ban for needlessly and shamefully vilifying the Muslim community.

  • April 01, 2017

    Trump nominated anti-LGBTQ extremist Mark Green as the next U.S. Secretary of the Army. If confirmed, he would succeed Eric Fanning, who made history as the first openly gay person to lead a branch of the U.S. military. As a Tennessee state senator, he supported allowing businesses to discriminate, encouraged his state to defy the Supreme Court by denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples following the Obergefell v. Hodges case, and called being transgender a "disease".

  • 1st openly gay Army Sec. shouldn't be followed by an anti-LGBTQ leader. Army deserves better.
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  • Putting Mark Green in charge of the U.S. Army would send an incredibly dangerous message down the chain of command.

    – Stephen Peters, HRC Campaign Spokesman
  • Mark Green is one of the most anti-LGBTQ politicians in the nation, and putting him in charge of the Army would send a dangerous message down the chain of command.


  • Today’s ruling is a monumental victory for fairness in the workplace, and for the dignity of lesbian, gay and bisexual Americans who may live in fear of losing their job based on whom they love.

    – Sarah Warbelow, HRC Legal Director
  • Federal appeals court finds that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act includes protections based on sexual orientation

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  • April 12, 2017

    Secretary Tillerson met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. During his visit, HRC urged the secretary to condemn the atrocities happening in Chechnya after several news outlets reported that officials were torturing and killing gay men in "detention-style camps."

  • Reports of gay men being held in detention camps in #Chechnya is not only a crime against the #LGBTQ community, but a crime against humanity

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  • Gay men are being beaten and tortured in detention camps in #Chechnya. Sec. Tillerson tell Russia's FM this must stop! cc: @StateDept

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In Trump’s first 100 days, our nation’s federal courts have halted his draconian and illegal executive actions from being implemented, while millions of people across the country have become more politically engaged, standing up against hate and bigotry.

But Trump is a bully and so is his administration. He will do everything in his power to tear back the progress made under former President Obama, including rolling back and undermining laws that help the LGBTQ community and other minority groups.

HRC will continue to stand up against Trump. We will join other civil rights organizations and remain vigilant in holding Trump and his administration accountable at every turn -- from 100 days and beyond.