Thursday, September 19, 2019

One Colorado: Let's make sure the next POTUS is a pro-LGBTQ champion

By The One Colorado Team 
We're just a few days away from the first-ever Presidential Forum on LGBTQ Issues — hosted by Angelica Ross of Pose, marking the first national forum of the 2020 Presidential Campaign to be hosted by a transgender person.
Visibility and representation are important. That is why we must hear the candidates perspectives on the issues facing LGBTQ Americans, and we must ensure that the next President of the United States is a champion for LGBTQ Americans and their families.
President Trump claims he's "done very well" by our community, but GLAAD counts more than 124 anti-LGBTQ policy and rhetoric attacks from the Trump Administration. 
As soon as he took office, he began to roll back rights and protections we worked so hard for. He withdrew an Obama directive on the treatment of transgender students, reinstated a ban — which Obama had ended — on transgender people serving in the military, and has stripped anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people in the Affordable Care Act. And just recently, the Justice Department directed that federal anti-discrimination workplace protections do not cover sexual orientation or gender identity.
We couldn't do this work without you. Don't forget to join us this Friday to watch the first Presidential Forum on LGBTQ issues at Blush and Blu!