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.

  • August 13, 2019

    HRC announces that it -- along with a dozen coalition partners -- submitted over 120,000 public comments against the Trump-Pence administration’s proposed regulation to strip out protections for transgender patients and other marginalized communities in the Affordable Car Act, commonly known as Section 1557.

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  • June 23, 2019

    HRC submitted a comment against the Trump-Pence HHS proposed rule change that would abandon data collection on the sexual orientation of youth in foster care and foster and adoptive parents and guardians in the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System.

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  • June 21, 2019

    HRC joined our coalition partners in stopping the HHS from implementing a discriminatory proposal that would strip away explicit health care protections on the basis of gender identity, effectively targeting transgender and gender non-conforming people’s access to critical care.

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  • June 18, 2019

    With the launch of Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign, HRC highlights the horrific things he’s done to the LGBTQ community since taking office.

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  • May 24, 2019

    The Trump-Pence administration’s HHS proposed a major change to the administrative rule interpreting Section 1557 of the ACA to remove explicit protections for LGBTQ people in healthcare programs and activities by excluding protections from discrimination based on sex stereotyping and gender identity.

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  • May 02, 2019

    The Trump-Pence administration's HHS announced a final version of a regulation that would allow medical providers to cite their personal beliefs in refusing to provide a broad spectrum of services — including lifesaving care for LGBTQ patients.

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  • January 22, 2019

    HRC blasted the Trump-Pence administration’s proposed rule that could have a devastating impact on people living with HIV. This proposal would remove critical safeguards currently in place designed to ensure that people living with HIV and AIDS can access the medications they need. If this rule goes into effect it could result in the denial of coverage for life saving medications, including antiretrovirals.

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  • October 29, 2018

    HRC sent a FOIA to HHS for all records related to the Trump-Pence administration’s efforts to redefine the word “sex” in order to exclude transgender people from federal civil rights protections and enable discrimination against LGBTQ people in general.

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  • October 21, 2018

    HRC responded to an explosive New York Times report that the Trump-Pence administration intends to redefine “sex” to intentionally exclude LGBTQ people and their families from non-discrimination protections. According to the report, HHS is planning to release regulations narrowly defining “sex” in an anti-transgender way that guts enforcement of existing civil rights protections for LGBTQ people.

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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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  • January 18, 2018

    The Trump-Pence administration launched the “Division of Conscience and Religious Freedom” at HHS, which could enable discrimination against LGBTQ people, women, and others. The creation of the unnecessary new division will likely promote a license to discriminate and divert needed enforcement resources and encourages discrimination against LGBTQ people.

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  • December 19, 2017

    HRC and artist Robin Bell projected the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) banned words onto the side of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC. The display came on the heels of a Washington Post’s report that the Trump-Pence administration banned the use of seven words -- "transgender," "fetus," "vulnerable," "entitlement," "diversity," "evidence-based" and "science-based” -- by the CDC.

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  • June 15, 2017

    In an alarming oped in Newsweek titled “Trump Doesn’t Care About HIV. We’re Outta Here,” one of the six dedicated HIV experts who had served on the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) wrote about leaving over the Trump-Pence administration’s complacency in fighting the HIV epidemic.

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  • May 23, 2017

    The Trump administration released its budget for Fiscal Year 2018 filled with draconian cuts to safety net programs that would be devastating to millions of Americans. On the chopping block are critical programs that focus on preventing, fighting, and finding cures for diseases, and on programs that provide health services to people living with HIV, low-income women, children, the disabled and elderly.

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  • March 20, 2017

    Trump administration’s HHS amended two surveys of the elderly to remove a question about sexual orientation. The department uses the National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants (NSOAAP) to decide how to allocate federal funding to groups that work with the elderly; removing the critical question was the only change made to the survey.

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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.