Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is launching its final video in a weekly series on Trump’s failure to keep LGBTQ people safe. Today’s installment highlights hate and anti-LGBTQ policies fueled by the Trump campaign and later the administration, threatening the safety and security of so many LGBTQ students. The video features Tuscon, Arizona mom Deborah Fernandez-Turner and her transgender child Ari, who talk about what the Trump administration’s rhetoric and actions have done to threaten Ari’s sense of safety at school.
Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has been a key figure in the Trump administration’s systematic rollback of Obama-era policies that protect LGBTQ youth from discrimination in schools. Despite LGBTQ youth being more susceptible and more likely to be shaped by negative experiences, DeVos has shown no remorse for her attacks on LGBTQ students making it clear that the Trump-DeVos Department of Education does not prioritize protecting all students from harm.
Here are some of the Trump administration’s most dangerous actions and threats to students under the failed and dangerous leadership of Betsy DeVos:
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