While the U.S. presidency transitioned from Barack Obama to Donald Trump, rumors swirled that Trump deletes gay rights, terms “LGBT” and “climate change”. But here’s:
WHAT’S TRUE: The terms “LGBT” and “climate change” were absent from WhiteHouse.gov immediately after Inauguration Day 2017.
WHAT’S FALSE: The majority of content on WhiteHouse.gov was transferred to ObamaWhiteHouse.gov on Inauguration Day, and the terms “LGBT” and “climate change” were not specifically removed by Donald Trump.
Just Incase You Don’t Know!
LGBT, or GLBT, is an initialism that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. In use since the 1990s, the term is an adaptation of the initialism LGB, which was used to replace the term gay in reference to the LGBT community beginning in the mid-to-late 1980s.
ORIGIN:As Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on 20 January 2017, many people noticed some considerable changes to the official White House web site at WhiteHouse.gov web site, such as the seeming removal of the terms “LGBT” and “climate change”:
It is true that searching for these terms immediately after the inauguration returned no related results:
Therefore, it’s inaccurate to say that these terms were specifically scrubbed from the site by Donald Trump. On 17 January 2017, WhiteHouse.gov issued an announcement explaining the digital transition that would take place on Inauguration Day. For instance, all of the messages posted by Barack Obama under the @POTUS handle on Twitter were transferred to a new @POTUS44 account, giving Donald Trump the opportunity to take over the previous presidential Twitter account @POTUS.
In the same way, the content related to the Obama administration on WhiteHouse.gov was migrated to a new web site, ObamaWhiteHouse.Archives.gov.
However, Content regarding the terms “LGBT” and “climate change” are still readily available on ObamaWhiteHouse.gov.
So please take note of this as it’s not what you think!