The "White House vowed Tuesday to keep the Obama administration protections extended to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers, a statement said" in response to fake news that President Trump intended on reversing those orders as reported by The Washington Post:
"President Trump continues to be respectful and supportive of L.G.B.T.Q. rights, just as he was throughout the election," the White House said in a statement. "The president is proud to have been the first ever G.O.P. nominee to mention the L.G.B.T.Q. community in his nomination acceptance speech, pledging then to protect the community from violence and oppression."
Some LGBT folk, including Sal Oliva from Staten Island, are expressing their support for President Trump's executive order temporarily banning entry into the United States for those from terror hotspots until better vetting safeguards are in place as reported by The New York Times:
"I was like, 'Oh, my God.' I was so happy," said Mr. Oliva, 32. He is gay and said he was deeply affected by the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., by an American of Afghan descent. "That one really got to me. That could have been me."
The so-called "travel ban" further provides that "the United States should not admit those who engage in acts of bigotry or hatred, (including 'honor' killings, other forms of violence against women, or the persecution of those who practice religions different from their own), or those who would oppress Americans of any race, gender or sexual orientation" as reported by Politico.
Meanwhile, Betsy DeVos, nominated by President Trump for education secretary, supports LGBT rights, and this is a "deep-seated aspect of her history, dating as far back as the late 1990s" as reported by The New York Times: "while Ms. DeVos's acceptance of gay rights may be welcome news to Republicans who think their party needs to move past the issue, it is likely to be worrisome to social conservatives who hope that the Trump administration will roll back some of the liberal social policies that went into effect under President Barack Obama."