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The Trump administration has quietly but systematically removed mentions of “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” from executive branch guidelines on discrimination.

With just over a year left in President Donald Trump’s first term, another late-breaking news item barely made waves: The Interior Department — which manages the majority of the federal government’s public lands — deleted “sexual orientation” from its anti-discrimination guidelines, as HuffPost first reported last week. The removal was just the latest in a nearly three-year-long effort to strip mention of LGBTQ people from the executive branch bureaucracy.

Reports of such changes began the day Trump assumed office, when LGBTQ content was deleted from the White House, State Department and Labor Department websites within “minutes” of his having been sworn into office, according to GLAAD, a national LGBTQ advocacy group.

Since then, drip by drip, other parts of the federal government have had their online content trimmed to omit mention of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people.Read more

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The Trump administration has quietly but systematically removed mentions of “sexual orientati

The Trump administration has quietly but systematically removed mentions of “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” from executive branch guidelines on discrimination.

The Trump administration has quietly but systematically removed mentions of “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” from executive branch guidelines on discrimination.

The Trump administration has quietly but systematically removed mentions of “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” from executive branch guidelines on discrimination.on” and “gender identity” from executive branch guidelines on discrimination.

The Trump administration has quietly but systematically removed mentions of “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” from executive branch guidelines on discrimination.

The Trump administration has quietly but systematically removed mentions of “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” from executive branch guidelines on discrimination.