President Donald Trump's self-promotional and self-congratulatory tweets recognizing – for his first time ever – LGBT Pride month are eliciting anger, hurt, and outrage from members of the LGBT community, activists, and supporters.
"As we celebrate LGBT Pride Month and recognize the outstanding contributions LGBT people have made to our great Nation, let us also stand in solidarity with the many LGBT people who live in dozens of countries worldwide that punish, imprison, or even execute individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation," Trump's tweets began.
Many are furious.
The head of HRC called it "gross hypocrisy."
You can't celebrate Pride and constantly undermine our rights -- including attacking #TransHealth, discharging… https://t.co/rWp0uMZ8d7— Chad Griffin (@Chad Griffin) 1559331778.0
The head of GLAAD called it "gaslighting."
This is gaslighting. Trump and his Administration have attacked the LGBTQ community in policy and rhetoric more tha… https://t.co/rn9yXLgeYk— Sarah Kate Ellis (@Sarah Kate Ellis) 1559331362.0
GLAAD also posted a series of tweets exposing Trump's attacks.
The Department of Justice under Trump argued in support of baker who denied service to a gay couple during the Supr… https://t.co/VmRUY7nw2t— GLAAD (@GLAAD) 1559333880.0
Some have taken to posting screenshots of or links to GLAAD's database of anti-LGBT attacks made by Trump and his administration:
Some posted real-world effects of Trump's ant-LGBT policies:
https://t.co/3RXzp4IxW5— Gabe Ortíz (@Gabe Ortíz) 1559332116.0
We found your highlight reel on transgender rights, @realDonaldTrump. Since @Twitter only allows us 280 character… https://t.co/nfmm713CgY— National Center for Transgender Equality (@National Center for Transgender Equality) 1559333782.0
Here’s Trump’s record on LGBTQ issues: • Made it harder for gay couples to adopt • Stripped ACA of transgender p… https://t.co/xU2dZjWzS8— Matt McDermott (@Matt McDermott) 1559332951.0
Some expressed anger.
Don't you fucking dare talk about "solidarity with the many LGBT people" when your administration is undermining po… https://t.co/16u1CTdZw6— Joe Sudbay (@Joe Sudbay) 1559331986.0
Fuck off, you've abandoned trans people to die. You have no room to talk. https://t.co/rl9ltciV4l https://t.co/rOaOZJhkqT— Zack Ford (@Zack Ford) 1559333637.0
Some just expressed exasperation.
The naked audacity of this @&*! right here!😡😡😡. Kiss my ENTIRE ass!! https://t.co/xO4BM6Z95T— Holy Bullies (@Holy Bullies) 1559332677.0
Some took a more humrous approcah:
And some demanded action:
Nice Tweet. Now, how about telling Mitch McConnell to bring up the Equality Act? https://t.co/Ia0fAKwQqm— David Cicilline (@David Cicilline) 1559330710.0