The State Department is absolutely awful on LGBTQ issues right now. This is not surprising considering Secretary Pompeo is a raving Evangelical Christian, on the record as an spoken homophobe and transphobe.

The anti-LGBTQ policies he has put in place since he became Secretary of State are just jaw-dropping.

The State Department won’t issue passports to the foreign-born children of same-sex couples in many cases, despite multiple court orders to do so.

Pompeo won’t issue visas to the same-sex partners of UN and international NGO staffers.

Cruelty is the only rationale for these policies.

I had no idea the State Department was so regressive on transgender issues. It’s just appalling.

Thanks for raising awareness on such an important issue.

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot.

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