Several Groups Criticize U.S. President Trump For Failure To Mention LGBT Community In World AIDS Day Proclamation
The Hill: Trump’s World AIDS day proclamation fails to mention LGBT community
“President Trump failed to mention the LGBT community in his World AIDS day proclamation, drawing criticism from several prominent civil rights organizations. ‘Today, on World AIDS Day, we honor those who have lost their lives to AIDS, we celebrate the remarkable progress we have made in combatting this disease, and we reaffirm our ongoing commitment to end AIDS as a public health threat,’ Trump said in his official statement marking the day of remembrance…” (Delk, 11/30).
HuffPost: Why Donald Trump’s World AIDS Day Statement Falls Flat
“…But Trump’s actions since becoming president suggest that finding a cure for HIV/AIDS is not a priority: In March, for example, he proposed cutting funding for the National Institutes of Health — the largest public funder of medical research around the globe… While Congress was able to beat back that proposal and slightly increase spending on biomedical research, this budget boost can only help the NIH hold steady, not break new ground, when it comes to finding cures for diseases like AIDS…” (Almendrala, 12/1).