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No place for hate in the highest office

We are extremely concerned by Donald Trump’s decision to address an anti-lesbian, gay, bi and trans conference last week. 

The US president became the first sitting president to address conservative activists at the Value Voters Summit in Washington DC on Friday.
 
Although this is not the first time Mr Trump has attended the event – hosted by a registered hate group – his decision to do so as President of the United States sends a very worrying message, as do many of the comments he made.

His presence and support gives legitimacy to groups that actively demonise LGBT people and other minority groups.

His presence and support gives legitimacy to groups that actively demonise LGBT people and other minority groups.  
 
The organisers of the summit lobby against a range of LGBT issues, including same-sex marriage, adoption and health care. 
 
Despite claiming to be pro-LGBT during his election campaign, President Trump has continuously shown a disregard for the protection and rights of LGBT people.  

President Trump has continuously shown a disregard for the protection and rights of LGBT people.

His choice to address these groups sends a clear message that the most powerful man in the world does not value the rights of LGBT communities in the US and beyond.  
 
It is vital that we all strongly reject any and all discrimination against LGBT people, or any other group and that we can rely on our leaders to do the same. 
 
We will remain in contact with US LGBT organisations, and are ready to offer our support should there be any move to further undermine the human rights of LGBT people.