Trump’s Only Pro-Gay Advisor Anthony Scaramucci Already Fired Before He Could Begin

by WILL KOHLER

Anthony Scaramucci, an investment firm founder who  professes to support LGBT rights was tapped to take on the outreach role at the Office of Public Engagement & Intergovernmental Affairs, a role similar to that of Valerie Jarrett. Scaramucci was informed on informed on Wednesday by White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon that he wouldn’t get the job.

In November, Scaramucci criticized the progressive movement for its current climate of uber-political correctness, which he said “the average person” rejects, but nonetheless insisted he’s a supporter of LGBT rights and has donated to the Human Rights Campaign and the American Unity PAC, a pro-LGBT Republican group.

“I’m also a gay rights activist,” Scaramucci said. “You can look it up. I’ve given to American Unity PAC, I’ve given to the Human Rights Campaign, I’m for marriage equality. And by the way, this’ll be the first American president in U.S. history… Continue Reading 


Far-Right Groups and the Governor Block Crucial Protections for LGBTQ Youth

Florida’s Department of Children and Families (DCF) took steps in 2015 to protect LGBTQ youth in group homes and have since removed all protective language on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression from their drafted rules. These new rules protected youth from bullying and harassment, banned psychologically harmful “conversion” therapy, and provided affirming guidelines for the care of transgender youth. These protections were quietly removed after pressure from far-right religious groups and a review from Governor Rick Scott’s office.

The Children and Youth Law Clinic, chaired by Miami attorney Robert… Continue Reading


U.S. State Department’s Randy Berry Delivers Keynote on Being ‘Out in the World’

Randy Berry, the U.S. State Department’s Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons, made the business case for corporations to support LGBT rights around the world to LGBT leaders and allies of multinational corporations in San Francisco on March 23.

During his keynote speech to 90 senior LGBT and ally executives, Berry appealed to the business leaders why he believes they hold a key role in advancing LGBT rights around the world at Out & Equal Workplace Advocates’ ninth annual Executive Forum Conference on March 22-24. Continue Reading


 

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