State Dept.’s Apology To The LGBT Community Was Purged From Website

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.

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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.

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