‘Bigotry-assisted suicide’: LGBT activists in horror over Trump victory



November 11, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) —Homosexual groups are expressing horror at Donald Trump’s surprising victory and warning that it would undo the advances made by the LGBTQ movement.

Leftist homosexual activist Dan Savage tweeted: “Just sitting around watching my country commit bigotry-assisted suicide tonight.”

Eliza Byard, executive director of GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network, which promotes the acceptance of homosexuality, bisexuality and transgenderism in public schools, issued a letter to the “GLSEN Family,” which reads in part:

I won’t try to sugarcoat this: what happened yesterday is not ok. LGBTQ youth face losing the federal civil rights protections provided by the Obama administration, like the Title IX guidance. Any hope of passing federal LGBTQ-inclusive legislation in the next few years is gone. And our Supreme Court may well be packed with justices who will challenge our work to create LGBTQ-inclusive schools for decades to come.

While we can’t go back and change the outcome of this election, we will not sit silently by and watch the progress we’ve made on LGBTQ issues be destroyed.

We have seen tremendous progress in recent years, such as California’s passage of legislation requiring LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum and Michigan’s guidelines for transgender-inclusive accommodations in all schools. We have seen district and school leaders in Tennessee and Kentucky stand up for all students, even in a hostile political climate. And we have raised the profile of LGBTQ issues in education.

Byard tweeted a picture of an electoral map in which almost all the states were colored Democratic blue rather than the Trump electoral victory map, which is vastly colored Republican red. Her caption reads: “This is how the future voted. This is what people 18-25 said in casting their votes. We must keep this flame alight and nurture this vision.” (Click to Article)

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