Open Letter to Donald Trump: A Call for LGBT Equality

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16 replies to “Open Letter to Donald Trump: A Call for LGBT Equality”

  1. Beautifully written. I hope that the president elect reads this letter, and carefully. I hope that he really listens to it and allows it to resonate with him. Everyone, including Trump himself, is aware of the things he said during his campaign and it is abundantly clear why so many are scared of what’s to come. Maybe he has more of a heart than he has shown and maybe people coming forward and speaking out to him will help him to realize it himself. Maybe, just maybe, things won’t be as terrifying in these next four years as it has been made to seem they will be. I do, in my heart of hearts, genuinely hope that this is the case, but with the way that he and his supporters have made it clear that they feel, I have very sincere doubts. That said, know that if things do get bad and even still worse, you and yours are not alone. There are those of us who would gladly, loudly, and proudly take up your fight with you, in defense of you and the basic human rights that EVERYONE deserves. You are worth it. You are loved. We are the same, you are me and I am you. We are brother and sisters, family, and family is meant to be there for each other, always.

    1. Katrina, thanks for the comment. I agree that we as a community, along with our allies should hope for the best and that all that was said on the campaign trail was rhetoric. I want to believe that he doesn’t subscribe to the discriminatory and oppressive agenda he pursued during his campaign. He is our president elect and we now have to rally behind him and hope he represents and fights for our cause.

  2. In fact it’s very simple: If you want _your_ Legal, Civil and Human Rights to be protected, there’s only ONE way to do it:
    To protect _everyone’s Rights !! And let’s get one thing straight: I’m not.. 😉
    ❤ ❤ all having love in their hearts – regardless you’re straight, LGBTQ+ or whatever !! 🙂 We live in the very same world and together we’ll make it (a better place) – and devided we’d just break it.. 🙁

  3. This is a beautifully written piece and it echoes a lot of thoughts I’ve been hearing from friends who live over in the US.

    Here’s hoping he reads it (I doubt that) or at least someone in his administration makes him aware of it. I’d hate for the LGBTQ community to be forgotten or indeed have equality pushed back by him.

    There was once a belief that the leader of the USA was the leader of the greatest nation in the free world. The eyes of the rest of the world look for leadership and guidance. I see this a lot in the UK, with the desire at a political level to show that our 2 nations have a special relationship and as such things are often mirrored between our two countries. For the length of time it took Barack Obama, if nothing else significant progress was made in equality for the community. Acts like legalising marriage shows the rest of the world that there is still the belief that in America that anything is possible and it shows people like me that as a country you are still capable of great things. To show just how much progress has been made generally, look at how big a step it was to even elect a black man to office in the first place, all thanks to the simple and unifying belief of, “Yes we can.”

    The US election showed just how far the USA has still to go, like so many countries the more extreme behaviours are coming out of the woodwork again but spouting hatred and encouraging a segregated community is not the way to make your country great again. The greatness lies in your people of which the LGBTQ community is a part of and their voices need to be heard in equal measure to every other American.

  4. This was written in the most beautiful way,but I do still fear for our future.However,like you said,this is a toughest fight we will have to face and I won’t give up.

  5. Everyone deserves equal rights. They shouldn’t change just because its a little different from the past. Learn from the past or we are doomed to repeat it. Change is not a bad thing. We grow and the more that we accept the more open we are to peace.

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