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All references to LGBT rights & Climate change removed from WhiteHouse.gov

Donald Trump’s brand new administration has removed nearly all references to climate change and a dedicated LGBT page from the White House website. The Obama administration created the LGBT rights page “to highlight major legislative achievements, historic court victories and important policy changes for gay and transgender people,” reports TechCrunch. It was also a resource where members of the LGBT community considering self-harm or suicide could turn for information and support.

 Various LGBT groups were the first to point out via Twitter that the dedicated webpage to championing civil rights victories had been removed, and a search on the White House website found no mention of LGBT people at all.

According to VICE, it’s customary for www.whitehouse.gov to flip over to the new administration exactly at noon, but the only mention of climate on President Trump’s new website is under his “America First Energy Plan” page, in which he vows to destroy President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, which is a government-wide plan to reduce carbon emissions and address climate change.

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