Donald Trump has proved himself to be one of the most accepting Republican nominees in years when it comes to the LGBT community. Despite this, there are some people on the left who target gay people for supporting him.
Gay Republican Activist Removed from AIDS Foundation for Supporting Donald Trump
A gay Republican AIDS activist was reportedly put on “hiatus” from his job at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation because of his support of Donald Trump.
James Driscoll, a key leader in pushing the FDA to approve the HIV protease cocktails in 1996 and an AIDS advocate for nearly 28 years, was removed from a consultancy position that he has held for the past 15 years as a political strategy consultant at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation when it was discovered that he was a supporter of Donald Trump.
Driscoll spoke to the Washington Blade in February about his support of Trump due to the candidates leadership skills and his positions on issues such as immigration, healthcare, and the economy. Driscoll believed that Trump would be one of the best Republican candidates for LGBT and AIDS related issues in comparison to his rivals during the primary elections.
Driscoll was worried about revealing his support of the Republican candidate from day one, saying to the Washington Blade, “I’ve been for Trump from the time he first announced, although I was cautious about telling anybody about it then.” It seems that Driscoll may have been correct in his assertion that his support of Trump would have a negative effect on him.
Can you imagine this happening to a gay Hillary supporter? Of course not.