Donald Trump is officially president of the United States, but even before the inauguration minority groups were bracing themselves for a roll back of their civil rights. That cynicism seems to have been warranted. A statement repenting for decades of anti-LGBT discrimination is just the most recent page to go missing after Donald Trump’s inauguration. Activists are alarmed that another web page related to LGBT rights disappearing is a sign of things to come.
For those who aren’t familiar, the missing page is a statement from former Secretary of State John Kerry, who issued a formal apology this month to the LGBT government employees that were fired from their jobs beginning in the 1940s, when an anti-queer conspiracy referred to as the Lavender Scare rocked the State Department.