A member of India's LGBT (Lesbians Gays Bisexuals Transgenders) community paints his forearm with rainbow colours during their parade in Gurgaon on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Saturday, June 25, 2016. The walk was organized demanding social acceptance and equal rights. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

Activists in Panic, as LGBT Rights Page Disappears From the White House Website


Or not.

Trump hasn’t had a full day as president and people are scanning social media, as well as the official website of the presidency, WhiteHouse.gov, to see what changes have been made.

Within moments of President Trump’s swearing-in Friday, webpages about LGBT rights went missing from the White House and Department of Labor websites.

While Trump has called himself a friend of the gay community and has expressed support for gay marriage, Vice President Pence is a devout Christian, holding to more traditional views on sex, family, and marriage.


Settle down, folks.

It’s the first day, and there are likely many changes, designed to better express the vision of the new administration. This doesn’t mean you should expect the Gestapo to be dragging you from your homes in the dead of night, if you’re a LGBT citizen.

There’s a Swedish proverb that says, “Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.”

Mind your shadows, people.

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