"And there are going to be times when we disagree with President-elect Trump", he said.
The President-elect has not released a policy plan on LGBT rights, and also has no policy plan on HIV/AIDS. He has opposed the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell", decried gay couples as inaugurating "societal collapse", opposed antidiscrimination protections for LGBT people and supported government funds for conversion therapy. Google Trends data are not yet available for Election Day, but it seems likely that as the reality set in that Donald Trump might actually be elected, many sought information about what impact that will have on issues they care about.
If an anti-LGBT majority is built up on the Supreme Court, a harmful precedent on LGBT rights could be established for decades, not just for four years.
The largest failing of Clinton's candidacy in regards to LGBT rights this election has been her failure to properly call out Trump and the Republicans for their rhetoric. Even worse than the fear of Trump, however, is the concern over his vice president, Mike Pence, who has vocalized some of the worst homophobic ideals to ever be supported by a politician. They suppressed the matters of same-sex adoption.
Australia's Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) recently talked to Trump supporter and Log Cabin Republican Gregory Angelo about why he supported the business mogul.
All three men are hopeful that statements Trump made along the campaign trail against Muslims were merely made to influence voters and won't become future actions when he gets to the White House.
During a news conference on Wednesday at the National Press Club in Washington, some of the conservative leaders, including Tony Perkins, head of the anti-LGBT Family Research Council, predicted Trump would support the positions of the 2016 Republican Party Platform. LGBT community is rightly feeling the nerves.
Angelo also says that the First Amendment Defense Act is highly unlikely to pass through a Republican Congress, let alone make it to Trump's desk to be signed into law. He said he's thought about Europe and he has toyed with the idea of moving back to Los Angeles, where he lived prior to Staunton.
We will work with President Trump to nominate conservative justices to the U.S. Supreme Court, individuals who will adhere to the words and meaning of the constitution. In a divided court where crucial matters have earlier been decided on a 5-4 vote between 9 justices, he has promised to appoint judges in the mould of the deceased justice Antonin Scalia.
A post on the NOM blog this week congratulated Trump on his victory and practically salivated at the prospect of decimating marriage equality.
"Come and just hang out", said Muhammad.
Trump also called global warming a chinese hoax and promised to cancel U.S. commitment to the Paris Agreement other environmental pacts along with regulations on the energy industry imposed on the premise of climate impact. House speaker Paul Ryan insists that fracking (short for fracturing the earth's crust to extract oil) of the shale oil and gas deposits has brought a resurgence in the United States oil and gas industry and has created tens of thousands of jobs for the American people and reduced energy prices.
Ultimately, though, the biggest effect of the Trump presidency on LGBT people will be felt on non-Americans.