Take Care // 5/7/17 //
President Trump signed an executive order entitled "Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty" (NYT).
In a new legal filing, the Trump Administration has indicated that it may scale back certain Affordable Care Act regulations that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, skin color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in the administration of health services. Christine Grimaldi for Rewire warns about the potentially harmful effects for LGBTQ individuals.
On the same day President Trump declared “Loyalty Day,” Protestors expanded the traditional May Day events revolving around labor issues to include the rights of immigrants, women, workers, and gay men and lesbians (NYT).
President Trump’s appointee to Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Charmaine Yoest, has previously made transphobic statements (Rewire).