Concerns have been raised after the White House’s official website removed the LGBT page after President Trump’s inauguration.As the world was watching Donald Trump becoming president, tech teams at the Whitehouse.gov were removing some key pages on the website including the LGBT page that President Obama’s adminstation posted to assure the community on their committment to LGBT rights and equality.
Vistors to www.whitehouse.gov/lgbt are now greated with a clear white page with no writing.
Former Star Trek actor George Takei was one of the first stars to draw attention to the deletion.
The White House removed its climate change web page. And the healthcare, civil rights and LGBT sections. Just thought you should know.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 20, 2017
Very concerned to see the new @POTUS white house website has deleted LGBT, Civil Rights, Climate sections. Please don't erase the people!
— Greg Tremblay Voice (@GTremblayVoice) January 20, 2017
One commentor on Twitter pointed out that the site’s adminstrators hadn’t removed the meta tags from the bio.
The site is just in transition as Trump’s own team looks to update information and bring forth their own policies. As with each new adminstration the official White House website, Twitter and other social media accounts are all archived for history.
So far the current adminstration have uploaded policies on energy, jobs and growth, making the military strong, standing up for law enforcement and trade deals.