Trump's Timeline of

Since the moment Donald Trump and Mike Pence walked into the White House, they have 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 their time in office, you haven’t stayed silent. Whether he meant to or not, Donald Trump and Mike Pence have awakened a sleeping giant. Never before have Americans been more eager to participate, advocate and fight back. 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 the Trump-Pence administration’s dangerous and discriminatory agenda.

  • February 01, 2018

    The Trump-Pence administration refused to sign a statement in support of an Inter-American Court of Human Rights’ ruling on marriage equality and transgender rights.

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  • February 07, 2018

    More than 700 parents of transgender children sent a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos condemning her failure to protect transgender students and calling on her to recognize the basic human and civil rights of transgender young people in our nation’s schools.

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  • February 12, 2018

    The Department of Education made the shocking announcement that they will refuse to respond to civil rights complaints filed by transgender students who are barred from using bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity.

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  • March 01, 2018

    March 1, 2018: HRC, Lambda Legal, OutServe-SLDN, the American Military Partner Association, and Gender Justice League unveiled a new television ad -- entitled “Patriots” -- featuring military, national security, and bipartisan officials voicing opposition to the Trump-Pence administration’s ban on transgender service members.

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  • March 07, 2018

    Secretary Carson released a new mission statement for HUD that removed several key phrases from the existing mission statement that prioritized fighting discrimination in housing and supporting access and inclusivity in all communities.

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  • March 20, 2018

    HRC criticized Secretary Ben Carson’s shameful admission that HUD was delaying important resources protecting LGBTQ people in homeless shelters. Carson testified during a budget hearing before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, HUD, and related agencies.

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  • March 28, 2018

    More than 4,500 LGBTQ people and allies from every state, including D.C. and Puerto Rico, joined HRC to submit comments about the proposed Trump-Pence administration’s so-called “conscience” regulation at HHS. If finalized, it would empower health care providers to deny LGBTQ people and women necessary care, and deter healthcare organizations and providers from taking necessary action to guarantee that all patients have access to the care they not only deserve, but are legally entitled to.

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  • March 29, 2018

    HRC released a letter from HRC President Chad Griffin to Donald Trump calling on him to end his deafening silence on the ongoing anti-LGBTQ crimes against humanity in the Russian republic of Chechnya. Griffin's letter comes as HRC is also urging its members and supporters to contact the White House and demand Trump condemn the atrocities as “crimes against humanity.”

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  • April 19, 2018

    HRC launched “The Real Mike Pence,” a comprehensive campaign -- including a scathing report and microsite -- exposing the vice president’s long history of anti-LGBTQ animus and shining a spotlight on the inordinate influence he and his inner circle wield in the administration.

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  • May 11, 2018

    HRC responded to news that the Trump-Pence administration has ordered the Bureau of Prisons to use “biological sex” in determining how transgender prisoners are assigned housing, putting them at significant risk of sexual abuse, assault, and other types of discrimination.

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  • May 23, 2018

    HRC and artist Robin Bell projected a message to Betsy DeVos to raise awareness about how the Trump-Pence administration’s policies are harming already vulnerable LGBTQ youth. HRC released the results of a groundbreaking survey of 12,000 LGBTQ teens on to the U.S. Department of Education building in Washington, D.C.

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  • June 04, 2018

    In the Supreme Court’s narrow ruling against the Colorado Civil Rights Commission in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, the Court acknowledged that LGBTQ people are equal and have a right to live free from the indignity of discrimination. The Trump-Pence administration filed an amicus brief in this case in support of the baker’s claim.

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  • June 15, 2018

    A federal court in Seattle denied yet another attempt by the Trump administration to implement its discriminatory plan to ban transgender people from serving openly in the U.S. Armed Services.

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  • July 09, 2018

    HRC called on the Senate to reject Brett Kavanaugh, who was pre-cleared by anti-LGBTQ and anti-choice organizations and nominated by the Trump-Pence Administration to the Supreme Court. HRC joined our partner organizations including Planned Parenthood and NARAL to oppose Kavanaugh’s nomination.

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  • July 15, 2018

    Ahead of the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki, HRC projected an enormous message onto the Presidential Palace in Helsinki demanding that Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin immediately end the ongoing anti-LGBTQ crimes against humanity occurring in the Russian republic of Chechnya.

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  • July 30, 2018

    HRC blasted the Trump-Pence administration’s creation of a taxpayer-funded task force as part of their ongoing campaign to license discrimination against LGBTQ people in the public square.

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  • August 07, 2018

    HRC sent FOIA request to the Department of Justice calling for the release of all records related to the so-called “Religious Liberty Task Force” announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on July 30, 2018. HRC is demanding transparency from the DOJ, which has not provided details publicly on the activities of the task force, including how much it is spending, what it’s mandate and scope is, and who is on it.

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  • September 06, 2017

    HRC responded to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s repeated refusal to answer basic questions from Senator Kamala Harris on whether the landmark Supreme Court case Obergefell v. Hodges, legalizing marriage equality throughout the United States, was decided correctly.

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  • September 21, 2018

    HRC blasted Mike Pence’s decision to speak at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., alongside numerous anti-LGBTQ extremists, notably Elizabeth Johnston, Dr. Paul McHugh, and Dr. Sebastian “Seb” Gorka, all known for their extremist advocacy against LGBTQ people.

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  • September 24, 2018

    HRC released a letter to DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen calling on her to take action ensuring the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) addresses the alarming rate of reported sexual abuse that LGBTQ people face while in ICE detention.

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Trump's Record of Hate

Since Trump was sworn into office, 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.