Wednesday, December 20, 2017

HRC Projects Banned CDC Words On Trump DC Hotel

From the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Website:

Tonight [December 19 2017], HRC and artist Robin Bell projected the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) banned words onto the side of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC. Over the weekend, the Washington Post reported that the Trump-Pence Administration banned the use of seven words by the CDC. Tonight’s projection on the Trump Hotel included the banned words - "transgender," "fetus," "vulnerable," "entitlement," "diversity," "evidence-based" and "science-based” - and concluded with a declaration from the LGBTQ community: “we will not be erased.”

In conjunction with the enormous light display, HRC has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for any and all records, including communications with the CDC, relating to the banned words from November 2016 onward.

“Our message for the Trump-Pence Administration is this: you cannot erase us. We will meet attacks on our community with a resolve to be louder and more visible than ever before,” said David Stacy, HRC’s Director of Government Affairs. “Furthermore, the American public deserves to know the degree to which the Trump-Pence Administration has interfered with the life-saving work of the CDC. It was not long ago that the government tried to ignore the reality of the HIV and AIDS crisis to the detriment of millions. This kind of erasure has potentially catastrophic consequences beyond the words used by the CDC — it could impact the very programs most vital to the health of transgender people, women, youth and others.”

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1 comment:

Raybeard said...

So 'climate change' IS allowed? Maybe that'll be made taboo in the next instalment - unless it's already covered by 'evidence/science - based'? Sheeeesh!