The administration is chipping away at LGBTQ people’s rights
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people already experience greater barriers to accessing health care than non-LGBTQ people. Yet the Trump-Pence administration is repeatedly attacking LGBT people’s rights, from putting barriers in the way of access to health care to nominating judges and officials with strong anti-LGBTQ records.
The administration proposed a rule to empower health care workers to deny LGBTQ people care, blocking them from services like HIV treatment, hormone therapy, abortion, and more.Planned Parenthood Action
An entirely new government office was established to protect health care workers who refuse to treat patients because of the services they seek.Color Lines
President Trump’s 2019 budget would cut funding for services and programs that are essential to LGBTQ people.Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
Already, 33% of transgender people report being mistreated while getting health care, and 29% have been refused care.
National Center for Transgender Equality
Attacks on LGBT people’s rights harm the more than 10 million Americans who identify as LGBT as well as their friends and families.
The administration’s efforts could cause many LGBTQ people to lose access to care — including those who are low income, living with chronic illness, or have pre-existing conditions, like HIV.
I shudder to think of what could happen if my daughter... has to go to a hospital where a Christian doctor might have a moral objection to her.”
Karla, the mother of a transgender child
The administration removed a government webpage on lesbian and bisexual women’s health; withheld more than 10,000 public comments related to transgender people’s health care; and stripped all LGBTQ mentions in a HHS four-year strategic plan.NBC News