Human Rights Campaign Responds to News that First Lady Melania Trump Wanted to Light White House in Rainbow Colors During Pride Month

by HRC Staff

Post submitted by Viet Tran (he/him/they/them), former HRC Press Secretary

Today, the Washington Blade revealed in an exclusive story that First Lady Melania Trump allegedly wanted to light the White House up in rainbow colors to highlight LGBTQ Pride Month -- a plan nixed by Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.

“This news is just too little too late and directly contrary to 4 years of discriminatory and oppressive anti-LGBTQ policies from the Trump administration. As an example, rather than acknowledging the existence of Pride Month, the Trump-Pence administration used the month of June to significantly heighten their aggressive attacks on LGBTQ people -- releasing new rules that sanction discrimination against LGBTQ patients and sharing plans to restrict transgender people’s access to emergency shelters.

“This election, LGBTQ people made their voices heard loud and clear, turning out in record numbers to elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. We look forward to an administration that will stand with our community from day one.”

Alphonso David, President of the Human Right Campaign

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