For Immediate Release

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

AFSCME Condemns Trump Administration’s Latest Anti-LGBTQ Policy Proposal


AFSCME President Lee Saunders issued the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s potential rule change to narrow the federal government’s definition of gender and to eliminate legal protections for transgender Americans:

“President Trump, who assured LGBTQ Americans that he would be their faithful ally, is proving once again to be a vicious antagonist.

“The regulatory change being considered by the administration is a cruel and crude attempt to deny the humanity of transgender people, to strip them of basic civil rights protections at school and at work, in housing and in health care. Once again, the administration is choosing the most divisive path, stoking fear and resentment, pandering to the forces of bigotry. But transgender people, no matter what, #WontBeErased.”