Trump Fails to Mention LGBT Community in World Aids Day Statement

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President Donald Trump’s effort to commemorate those affected by HIV/AIDS this week seemed to overlook many affected by the epidemic.

“On this day, we pray for all those living with HIV, and those who have lost loved ones to AIDS,” Trump wrote in a proclamation issued Thursday to commemorate World AIDS Day on Dec. 1.

“As we remember those who have died and those who are suffering, we commend the immense effort people have made to control and end the HIV/AIDS epidemic,” his statement continued.

Trump’s statement referenced “tens of thousands of Americans” who are infected each year, but otherwise steered clear of specifics. He did, however, highlight “adolescent girls and young women in some sub-Saharan African countries.”

It didn’t take long for LGBTQ rights advocates to take note of the omissions.

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