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Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:49 PM

Trump Administration Removes LGBTQ Questions From Elderly Survey

Source: NBCNews.com

Advocates are outraged that questions about LGBTQ seniors have suddenly been removed from an annual survey that determines services for elderly Americans.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) uses the National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants (NSOAAP) to decide how to allocate federal funding to groups that work with the elderly. For years, LGBTQ groups lobbied to have the survey include questions that would help identify the amount of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender elderly people who live in the U.S. and participate in services.

"The Trump Administration is literally attempting to erase the LGBTQ community from the fabric of American history," GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement emailed to NBC News. "Our LGBTQ seniors, many of whom survived the HIV and AIDS epidemic, do not deserve to have the government once again brush them off from obtaining transportation services, caregiver support, and even delivered meals that fit their needs."

Read more: http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/trump-administration-removes-lgbtq-questions-elderly-survey-n735741



...Because Trump and his ilk are the biggest, most hateful assholes in this solar system.

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Reply Trump Administration Removes LGBTQ Questions From Elderly Survey (Original post)
SpankMe Mar 2017 OP
Eliot Rosewater Mar 2017 #1
sheshe2 Mar 2017 #2
Orrex Mar 2017 #3
DK504 Mar 2017 #5
democratisphere Mar 2017 #4
RKP5637 Mar 2017 #6
SpankMe Mar 2017 #8
bucolic_frolic Mar 2017 #7
AC_Mem Mar 2017 #9
Behind the Aegis Mar 2017 #11
AC_Mem Mar 2017 #12
Behind the Aegis Mar 2017 #13
uriel1972 Mar 2017 #14
Crash2Parties Mar 2017 #10
dalton99a Mar 2017 #15

Response to SpankMe (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:51 PM

1. But he cares about the LGBT community, I thought.

Thank god we dont have that woman with the privater server though, eh!

Sure, none of this would be happening, but that laugh, I mean isnt the end of the human race better ?

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Response to SpankMe (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 03:10 PM

2. Dayum them to hell!

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Response to SpankMe (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 03:28 PM

3. The better to render them invisible

To "disappear" them, one might say.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 03:44 PM

5. Exactly what I thought.

Whose next?

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Response to SpankMe (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 03:37 PM

4. When are the book burnings scheduled in the town square.

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Response to SpankMe (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 03:50 PM

6. These assholes, Trump and is gang, are representative of why there is so much hatred in the world

for all types of people. They are highly dangerous assholes and will likely start WW III over some petty shit.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 05:09 PM

8. You're right.

And the bummer of this is the hatred they display and act on is evoking strong feelings of hate in me.

It's fucking contagious.

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Response to SpankMe (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 04:03 PM

7. Small-minded

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Response to SpankMe (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 05:12 PM

9. And those who are doing this are probably gay or bi

because you know that those self-loathing hypocrites will do this kind of thing and then, well what do you know, they get caught in a scandal that shows that they are exactly who they hate.

makes me SICK at heart. i would say what's next, but i'm actually afraid what they will try to pull off next as they work quickly to destroy all we hold dear and sacred.

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Response to AC_Mem (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 12:27 AM

11. No, those doing this are not secret homos!

Please, just stop with that bigoted, homophobic meme! The people who pulled this are HOMOPHOBES. MOST homophobes are HETEROSEXUAL! Not every homophobic thing that is happen is done by some self-loathing 'mo. You have to realize that homosexuals are a MINORITY, we are not the MAJORITY, and the ones who enact these hateful laws/actions against us, are usually heterosexuals. Yes, there have been TWO...that's right TWO studies, of about 350 people, where a MINORITY of those people who are homophobes get aroused by homosexual imagery. This DOES NOT make them homosexuals! And, keep in mind, this makes them a MINORITY within a MINORTY, thus, an EXCEPTION, not the RULE!

So please, for the love of all that is holy and unholy, when you hear hoof beats, think HORSES not ZEBRAS!

THANK YOU!

ETA: Understand this is not a personal concern against you, it is a generalized concern, your post just happened to be the most recent use of this meme and it really rubs me the wrong way.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #11)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 08:53 PM

12. Sorry it rubs you the wrong way

History and memories have shown me that those politicians who have been caught have been ones who have been vocal in anti gay ... Everything. Minority within minority or not, I've watched it happen for over 30 years.

Btw, my most BELOVED grandson is 17 and gay, I am and have always been supportive and loving of my LGBTQ fellow humans. What these hipocrites are attempting to do to the RIGHTS that they deserve as members of the human race, needs to be called out.

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Response to AC_Mem (Reply #12)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 09:11 PM

13. If you KNOW it to be fact, that is one thing.

It is quite another to consider speculation "fact". For every ONE of "politicians who have been caught have been ones who have been vocal in anti gay....EVERYTHING", I can provided 20 to 100 examples (and no, I am not being hyperbolic) of politicians who have engaged in homophobic acts and never did anything which would bring into question their sexual orientation.

It doesn't matter if "some of your best friends are gay", I am explaining to you, the "homophobes are really secret homos" meme is offensive as hell and homophobic, in of itself. If, notice that word, IF, the person(s) who are homophobic are then caught in homosexual acts, THEN call them out for hypocrisy, do not do it preemptively!

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Response to AC_Mem (Reply #12)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 09:37 PM

14. Yah and all those catholic/protestant Germans...

during the 1930's and 40's were secretly Jewish. Who'd a thunk.

The problem with the "Secret X" meme is it allows the overwhelming majority of "Normal" people who do these atrocities to escape the stigma and blame for their words and deeds. Oh "Normal" people couldn't have possibly have that much hate, so it must have been one of "those" people and their self-loathing.

Nope "Normal" people have that much hate in them and can do such things all on their lonesome.

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Response to SpankMe (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 10:33 PM

10. Not just erasing us from "the fabric of American history" - erasing us from civil life is their goal

They wish to make us disappear, to have to go back in the closet. It's the only to maintain their social structure.

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Response to SpankMe (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 10:55 PM

15. Always watch what he does.

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