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Donald Trump on Gender

The Trump administration has proposed and successfully enacted major spending cuts, and eliminated programs, which predominately benefit women 
These cuts (1) range from subtracting $403 million from health profession and nurse training programs, eliminating support for V.A. caregivers of wounded soldiers, and a $50 million reduction in funding for the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program. Trump has also proposed cuts (2) for education programs which disproportionately hire women, such as a $1.2 billion cut for 21st Century Community Learning Centers and summer programs, as well as rollbacks that will kick “160,000 children out of Head Start programs and kill jobs for 40,000 people”. Further, Trump revoked the 2014 Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces (3) Act, as well as the Fair Pay order, which prevented funds from going to companies with repeated gender equality violations, and helps companies hide harassment and abuse charges.  

Donald Trump has appointed and promoted many officials holding misogynist and/or anti-LGBT views. 
Trump once joked (4) about his Vice Presidential pick, Mike Pence, “Don’t ask that guy [about gay rights]—he wants to hang them all!”. Trump’s Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos’ family foundation has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to anti-gay groups that push conversion therapy. Senior White House Adviser Stephen Miller (5) has spoken out against equal pay, and his former co-workers at Breitbart have called him a white supremacist. "78% percent of the federal judges Trump has nominated are men, and 87% percent of them are white”(6), a good deal of them have anti-LGBT records, and some belong to organizations the Southern Poverty Law Center (7)has designated as hate groups. Republican Senator Susan Collins has cited some of these nominees for lifetime appointments as having an “alarming bias against LGBTQ Americans and disregard for Supreme Court precedents”. Trump neglected hiring (8) a global women’s issues ambassador and a director for the Office on Violence Against Women for years. 

25 women (9) have accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct since the 1970s, for infractions which include unwanted touching, violent groping, and rape.
 Additionally, seven contestants of Miss Teen USA and Miss Universe have come forward stating that Trump would enter their changing rooms unannounced, “where girls as young as 15 were in various states of undress” (10). Four months after the birth of his youngest child, Barron, Trump had an affair with adult film star Stormy Daniels, who later said she was threatened (11) with physical violence to keep quiet. Additionally, Trump has made many disparaging and sexist statements (12) throughout the years, including remarking that a man who changes diapers is “acting like the wife”, called a lawyer who needed to pump milk for her newborn “disgusting”, claimed reporter Megyn Kelly was a tough debate moderator because “she had blood coming out of her whatever”, and said in the infamous Hollywood Access Tape (13), “I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything”.

The Trump administration has systematically reinstated discrimination against transgender Americans across many government agencies. 
The Department of Health and Human Services announced (14) it would not enforce regulations banning discrimination based on gender identity related to programs which address HIV, the opioid epidemic, and youth homelessness. Similarly, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) now allows discrimination (15) against transgender people in HUD-funded homeless shelters. The Department of Education has announced (16) it will immediately dismiss all complaints from transgender students “involving exclusion from school facilities and other claims based solely on gender identity discrimination”. And, later, the Department of Justice filed a brief (17) to the U.S. Supreme Court arguing that federal law “does not prohibit discrimination against transgender persons based on their transgender status,” which was recently overturned. In 2019, Trump banned (18) transgender people from serving in the military, and then reversed health protections for transgender people on the fourth anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub shooting, which killed 49 people in the deadliest attack on LGBT people in US history.