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Ivanka Trump Dragged For Using LGBTQ+ Hashtag To Shade Black Lives Matter Protests

By Kristy Puchko | Politics | June 2, 2020 |

By Kristy Puchko | Politics | June 2, 2020 |


As protester across the country are being pummeled by police, President Donald Trump hid in a bunker while his daughter, Ivanka Trump, tweeted a plea for love. This arguably vacuous comment became grossly sinister when she tied it to Pride Month. This is a time designated for the LGBTQ+ community to celebrate. Ivanka turned our pride into a way to throw shade on the nationwide protests against police brutality, protests which her father has been adamant on cracking down on with force.

Perhaps her tweet was intended to deflect from the flood of news about police attacking peaceful protesters or the reports that her father was hiding like a coward as cities burned. Perhaps she thought she could turn to a joyous topic of Pride Month to get some easy likes. But the causes of Black Lives Matter and the continued fight for LGBTQ+ rights are united, not only in their common goal of equality for all but also because it was Black drag queen Marsha P. Johnson who is credited with kicking off the Gay Liberation Movement by chucking a brick and starting the Stonewall Riot.

Ivanka Trump is not an ally. She is a hollow hashtag user. She is a pretty, preening poster girl for her father’s agenda, which has included attacking the LGBTQ+ community in a litany of ways since his inauguration.

Here are just a few of the Trump Administrations bigoted efforts against the LGBTQ+ community:

*Resolutely did not follow the tradition of issuing a presidential proclamation designating June as LGBTQ Pride Month and withdrew the National Park Services’ sponsorship of New York City’s first permanent Pride Flag, located outside of the historic Stonewall Inn.

*Rescinded Title IX protections for transgender students in schools across the country

*Made drastic cuts to programs that have been crucial to the LGBTQ+ community, including Medicaid, Planned Parenthood, and the Center for Disease Control’s HIV and AIDS programs.

*Filed a court brief to the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the nation’s highest court to block transgender Americans from having nationwide workplace protections.

*Broadened the allowance of “religious exemptions,” which enabled greater persecution against LGBTQ+ people under the guise of religious tolerance.

There’s much, much more. You can see a comprehensive list of at GLAAD.

With some of these in mind, here’s how Twitter responded to Ivanka’s bullsh*t plea for love.

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Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.

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