Trump’s First World AIDS Day Proclamation Makes No Mention Of Gay Men, Trans People, Or People Of Color

Trump just issued his first World AIDS Day proclamation and it rather pointedly makes no mention of the lopsided impact of HIV infection on gay men, trans people, or people of color. Trump does, however, single out “adolescent girls and young women.”

For comparison, here’s a bit of Obama’s 2016 message:

In the United States, more than 1.2 million people are living with HIV. Gay and bisexual men, transgender people, youth, black and Latino Americans, people living in the Southern United States, and people who inject drugs are at a disproportionate risk. People living with HIV can face stigma and discrimination, creating barriers to prevention and treatment services. Let us strive to support all people living with HIV/AIDS and rededicate ourselves to ending this epidemic once and for all. Together, we can achieve what once seemed impossible and give more people the chance at a longer, brighter, AIDS-free future.

And oh yeah, this just happened.

  • AC

    king of the Pig People

  • Of course he mentions adolescent girls, its what his friends molest (and he himself, given the prior lawsuits against him)

    • JAKvirginia

      As they say, speak about what you know.

    • The_Wretched

      Not getting an STI from adolescent girls was Trump’s Viet-Nam. He only cares about his risk.

  • gaycuckhubby

    Fuck any queer person that voted for Trump. Or Johnson or Stein or wrote in Sanders or wrote in Manning

    • another_steve

      Ohmigod thank you thank you thank you.

    • Lizard

      …some people wrote in Manning?!

      • gaycuckhubby


    • The_Wretched

      says the rightwinger

      • gaycuckhubby

        Yeah, I’m basically the love child of Ted Cruz and Ann Coulter

        • David Walker

          Your psychiatrist bill must be incredible. Or you have really good insurance.

          • gaycuckhubby

            Getting all the therapy I can now before dad votes away insurance

        • Gerry Fisher

          At least you’ll get a prominent adam’s apple. /end-snark

    • Frostbite

      “Fuck any queer person that voted for Trump. Or Johnson or Stein or wrote in Sanders or wrote in Manning”

    • Todd20036

      Actually, NEVER fuck any queer person that voted for Trump, or Johnson, or Stein, or Sanders, or Manning.

  • PickyPecker
    • bkmn
      • another_steve

        The Burning Fuck Finger is the best.

    • Beth Sanders

      NOT appropriate!

      • PickyPecker
        • Lizard

          Love your festive dress, Picky!

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Back to your crypt !!

        • PickyPecker

          Beth’s been geting out a lot these past few days. Must be the weather or maybe the Dulcolax.

          • another_steve

            Lol. Look, girl has a right to her opinion.

            With opinions like hers, however, she’ll have a terribly difficult time finding a quality date for next Saturday night.

          • PickyPecker

            I continue to flag and report whoever it is behind the avatar for impersonation.

          • gaycuckhubby

            Awww… i love ole girl

          • David Walker

            Yeah. Kinda reminds me of relatives. Of course, that was more than half a century ago.

          • another_steve

            Hear ya, PP.

            Views that don’t agree with my views or that I find personally abhorrent, I have no problem with. I sense that Blogmeister Joe shares that opinion/perspective.

            As long as girl doesn’t go ad hominem vicious, I’d let her be.

        • Lizard

          Back to the eighteenth century!

      • TheManicMechanic
      • Lizard

        Oh, shut up.

      • The_Wretched

        Hi Beth, I feel like I know you so we’re on a first name basis. It’s entirely apropriate to reply in kind. Feel free to take it up with Trump that he’s very rude an hurtful.

      • Nic Peterson

        Aren’t you still sitting shiva for your sister?

      • madknits

        Fuck off and died, you dried up old hag.

        • MT YVR

          Sweetie, could you lean closer to the microphone, we weren’t clear on the sentiment.

          (mwha!) (hug) (laugh)

    • another_steve

      I’ve never been good with the fuck finger.

      I think it’s because I’m fey and people generally dismiss me.

      • MT YVR

        “Darlin, I might be fey, I might know how to whistle like a teapot when I talk, hell I might be more inclined to talk about what you’re wearing than your politics, but right now? Right now you’re pissing me off enough even my fey little self will go Dom Top on your ass if you don’t sit the fuck down and shut the hell up.”

        Lean in and smile while staring fixedly to one side, at nothing at all. And whisper.

        “And you will CRY.”

        • another_steve

          Ooh that’s good, MT YVR. I’ve made notes.

          Being androgynous has its advantages.

          When I was in government, half of my initial work contacts didn’t know / couldn’t tell whether I was male or whether I was female. I played it to the max.

          The ones who viewed me as fem, I milked to the max. Made them feel all “man-like” and ready to please. Administratively, that is.

          You wouldn’t believe how much I prospered doing that.

          • MT YVR

            I would absolutely NOT be amazed.

            Playing up to other people’s narrow visions of things is kinda my jam. Tattoos, beard, etc, etc. People tend to view me one way. So, ok. Fine then.

            It’s ALWAYS a blast when I end up talking about something even mildly intellectual. One ‘mo found out I write and have been published. He came within a word of “But.. you READ?” Everyone around us realized he’d just about said it out loud.

            I adore people like that. It’s a fucktonne easier to deal with, in some ways.

          • another_steve

            I relate to you, MT YVR, on many levels.

            I consider you my cultural mishpucha (Yiddish: extended family).

    • JackFknTwist

      Very appropriate !

  • Gustav2

    When asked about the omission in the presser, Sarah Huckabee Sanders replied:

    “Why are you people trying to make this a gay disease? I think that is despicable. Next question…”

    (Edit: that’s a prediction.)

    • Todd20036

      Yet when we try to get marriage equality, it was all about gay people.

    • gaycuckhubby

      You’re joking. Right?

      • Gustav2

        Yes, but I bet it would be close to the answer.

        • gaycuckhubby

          I was ready to fuck some shit up! But I would not be surprised at all if she actually did say that

          • Gustav2

            I could do her job!

          • gaycuckhubby

            Much better!

  • S1AMER

    You think this is bad, just wait until our federal government stops any and all funding for prevention and treatment here and abroad.

  • Tawreos

    If he acknowledges that we exist it makes it harder to dehumanize us when he finds it necessary to shore up his evangelical base.

  • Friday’s_cat

    Back in the late ’80s early ’90s a Lesbian friend and coworker lent me her hardback copy of The Band Played On. I’m not surprised when republicans do anything that harms the GLTB community.

    • kiprian

      OT – I recently read “Patient Zero and the Making of the AIDS Epidemic” by Richard McKay. It studies the way in which Shilts demonized Gaetan Dugas in the book because it made for a better story, even though it was pretty clear that he could not have been “Patient Zero”. Well worth a read.

  • Todd20036

    Anyone here surprised? Anyone?

    • gaycuckhubby


  • Silver Badger

    According to his right wing supporters, we don’t really classify as people. They want us to be as invisible as possible.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      If not worse

  • bkmn

    Fuck each and every one of them with a large cactus.

    • JeauxFan


  • Todd20036

    Hey, LCR, happy?

    • Tawreos

      They are too busy salivating over their tax cuts to care about anyone else let alone the rest of the community.

      • I wouldn’t consider them to be a part of the community.

  • Tawreos

    We really shouldn’t be surprised, nothing got done about AIDS in the first place until they realized that being rich straight and white was no barrier to getting it.

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    God I hate that steaming pile of shit!

    • Todd20036

      I never hated a president like this before. Not even W

      • gaycuckhubby

        Same here

      • skyweaver

        We were talking just this morning about this very thing. Dubya had terrible policies but at least he tried to pretend like he was a regular human. Trump at this point is just trying to alienate people

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      • ChrisInKansas

        W didn’t create a media shitstorm every single fucking day. And he was still despised. I can’t even start to explain my sheer hatred of this piece of shit.

      • S1AMER

        Let’s not get too forgiving of Dubya — remember, he’s the one who based a large part of his 2004 campaign on promising to write us out of the U.S. Constitution (at least where marriage was involved, but precedentally in every other way as well).

        But, yeah, I agree that Dubya, odious as he was, is still not as bad as Trump.

        • Todd20036

          W was still a horrible president.

          Hell, Nixon was corrupt as all hell.

          Neither one holds a candle to Twitler.

      • Me too! God, I thought I was hated out during W’s second term. But Trump has totally refreshed my hate banks.

      • JackFknTwist

        I’m kind of glad he didn’t mention us gay people.
        I’m kind of glad he didn’t poison my memories of what happened.
        i just couldn’t stomach the shallow hypocrisy of his fake words with his fake tan.
        I couldn’t hear the mention of how gay people were dropping into torture of sickness or how devastating the Aids crisis has been for our brothers and sisters who died and how crippling for those that were terrified into psychological submission…..many called ‘survival’.
        I couldn’t hear this ‘pussy grabber’ read his ghosted script and then repeat the end words of each paragraph to pretend the words were his.

        I’m reaching the point that I cannot listen to his deranged pretensions.
        After reading so much of this ‘piece of s hit’ since January 2017, I seem to have put aside the analysis of any of his motivations and I now think he is mad.

      • JCF

        Not even Cheney!

    • The Scots have a similar expression: “God Ah hait thaht gdate staemin’ paile o’ puuuu!!!”

      • JackFknTwist

        Love the accent !

        • Wail, Ah cahnt rdaileh taike cadaydit for wha the Scots invainted. Tho Ah duu appdaiciate et!

    • Gerry Fisher

      I felt as “personally targeted” under Reagan, and there was certainly immense and consistent fear of a global nuclear conflict. But I never thought that Reagan was traitorous, or that his actions would unravel our liberal democracy and destroy many of our most important international alliances.

    • ChrisMorley

      Royal Redhead Wedding Boy’s World AIDS Day

      How Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Will Mark World AIDS Day
      – Their first official outing as a newly engaged couple will include HIV activism.

      ‘…. the couple will head to the Nottingham Contemporary, an international
      art center, [in the English Midlands] for the Terrence Higgins Trust World AIDS Day charity fair, where they will meet people living with the virus. It’s no coincidence that the prince chose to attend the World AIDS Day
      event. He has been a vocal advocate for HIV/AIDS, a cause that was very
      dear to his mother, Princess Diana.’

      Terrence Higgins Trust was set up by gay men on the death of Terry Higgins. It has branches in many parts of England and Wales.

  • Natty Enquirer

    I fear Tillerson’s virus will be fatal.

    • Gustav2

      Tillerson is at the WH per Axios.

      • BobSF_94117

        Probably trying to explain why he hasn’t completely shut down State yet.

        • Gustav2

          Why do you need the State Dept. when you have twitter?

  • PickyPecker
  • Tawreos

    Brought to you by the same person that talked about the Holocaust without mentioning the Jews.

  • ChrisInKansas

    That proclamation reads like someone cut and pasted it from a dry technical Wiki page. And since when the fuck is UnitedStates spelled without a space in between? When is this goddamn moron getting the shaft? I can’t take much more.

  • AlternativeQuacks

    I guess we should be grateful he didn’t claim that Hillary caused AIDS.

  • PickyPecker
    • M Jackson

      Hello Mr. Pecker! Love your holiday balls!

  • Treant

    Enough. Rampant hypocrisy. Insult masking as argument. People who can’t fucking read. Kiddie fuckers going to Congress. This shit.

    I’ll be back a bit later.

    • PickyPecker

      Enjoy and be productive!! XO

    • Lumpy Gaga

      (Nobody tell him that Jeff Sessions “declined to answer” several questions from a House Committee today.)


    • Todd20036

      The things I could do to that mouth….

      • Treant

        I know, right? He’s not exactly a looker, but he’s not bad, either.

  • GanymedeRenard

    Well, Pence wants to hang us. Donnie just wants us invisible. But remember, he’s our true friend, not Hillary! / s

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Trump, or no trump they all know they have 3 more years to implement their plans.
    Hang on people.

  • Paula

    First: the press release reads more like a poorly Wikipedia entry than a serious document.
    Second: they are all glad that AIDS is killing “them filthy queers.”

    • clay

      1) Turmp told them to include the bullet points they showed him this morning?

  • No mention of gays? I guess Pence didn’t get his condemnation of gays to hell into Trump’s proclamation.

  • Chuck in NYC

    Aside from the feint and dodge from explicit mention of the communities most affected, I have to ask: Does anyone proofread these statements ghostwritten in Trump’s name before release? The first paragraph capitalizes the word “nation” and the final paragraph has these gems of run-on words:

    “IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of November, in the year of our Lord twothousandseventeen, and of the Independence of the UnitedStates ofAmerica the twohundred and forty-second.”

    Apparently “independence” deserves to be capitalized as well….

    • Friday’s_cat

      The Big PX is over two thousand years old?
      Are they dog years?

      Edit: Never mind I missed the last part of the sentence.

    • Do Something Nice
      • Chuck in NYC

        OK. But this isn’t the German language with all its capitalized nouns. It’s Americanized English, and I have a hard time imagining Strunk & White saying this practice is correct.

        • Do Something Nice

          I’m not saying it is correct. I’m saying it is common on official US documents.

  • Friday’s_cat

    From the Department of Staying Home or Voting Third Party Has Consequences:
    The republican dominated FCC will be changing the rules the internet is governed by into something like it is in China. You will see only what the government and your ISP wants you to see. Kiss sites like JMG and MMFA goodbye and say hello to more Breightbart, Gateway Pundit and etc.

  • Megrim Twist
  • Bambino

    I am good for the dotard to skip any mention of honor to any individuals, groups and organizations. These individuals do not need their honor to be soiled by a deplorables. The same way they should skip any invitation to the White House under his administration. Someday looking back in history at least the honor remain pristine and unsoiled by a piece of giant turd that once roam the earth.

  • Mike Solo

    I can’t wait to protest the shit out of him when he comes to the UK

    • M Jackson

      Hate on him hard, and post photos. We’re starved for some justice over here.

      • Mike Solo

        I think I’ll wear my kilt and my cowboy boots, a blend of my Texas origin and my Scottish hubby

        • David Walker

          I like it!

        • Pictures please!

        • JackFknTwist

          I like !

        • M Jackson

          Ever eaten Tex-Mex at the restaurant The Texas Embassy in London just off Trafalgar Sq.? It was a kick for this Dallas boy to see the actual Texas embassy, from pre-statehood days, basically just a desk in the back of a wine shop several blocks way from the restaurant.

    • Gustav2

      I think the PM and HM will have scheduling conflicts and he will never go.

      Gad, think of Trump at Balmoral.

      • nocadrummer

        More like “Trump at BadMorale.”

      • coram nobis

        “Ms. May, tell that oaf that We think that the weather station at Cape Wrath would suit him better as a place to stay in Our realm.”

    • Gregory B

      I doubt that there will be a visit to the UK now that he has alienated the government and 99% of the British people.

    • JackFknTwist

      I hope to get to London for the riots.

    • Halou

      I’m averse to travelling all across the country just to express my displeasure to someone, but I think I’d make an exception this one time.
      That is if the occasion goes ahead publicly. I suspect he will be secreted in and out again with haste and with no prior public notice so as to avoid Trump being confronted with the real world.

    • Frostbite

      Lol. You think he’d actually dare to show his face some place he’s not universally loved? You could upset his delicate feelings!

  • Rex

    The LGBT community only exists when we’re sabotaging a GOP political campaign.

  • JWC

    Trump or any member of his family suffers from AIDS , drug use or anything else in this proclamation. So now mention No empathy and little way to make it about himself

  • VodkaAndPolitics

    In fairness, this was a step in the right direction from his first draft of the World AIDS Day Proclaimation which referred to “The Gays, Transgendereds, and The Blacks” as “AIDS ridden mongruls who should have gotten behind Trump because he would have been very strong on AIDS, but missed their opportunity. It’s not like they had anything to lose…sad”

  • shellback
  • Sam_Handwich

    sloppy sarah is supposedly on at 3

    • PickyPecker

      Oh, that reminds me. I need to hose down the patio furniture before putting it away.

  • Kevin Andrews 25th Amendment time is past due. The Shitgibbon and his Goldman-Sachs masters Laundering Russian Money have no clue about “We The People.”

    • coram nobis

      “Faster than a speeding subpoena, more powerful than a loco chihuahua, able to bankrupt tall buildings with a single loan! Look! Up in the sty!”

  • Gregory B

    I hope Trump dies a long, horrible, painful death in Jail.

  • Natty Enquirer

    OT: For fans of bed dresses, SHS’ press conference is coming up.

  • HZ81

    I’m actually glad. I don’t want our name on their lips. I mean, we all know they’re planning to ignore us to death or legislate us out of existence, but in the words of Rodgers & Hart – I never bother with people I hate.

    Oh, and fuck them.

  • ted-

    I still miss President Obama. The president of America’s choice

  • Blake J Butler
    • Tawreos

      Bullshit! I have a great sense of humor…. oh… never mind.

    • Halou
    • JCF

      …and I would STILL vote for the above (the target of her ire, Satan as portrayed by Jack Nicholson), ahead of Drumpf!

  • Hornbori
  • iambu

    “Trump does, however, single out ‘adolescent girls and young women.'”

    We know.

  • whatever. i don’t care.
    I’m getting married tomorrow.
    No one can take that away from me.
    not even President Putz, or pence.

    • gaycuckhubby


    • TampaDink

      Congratulations, Ed! May you & your husband share many happy & healthy years. XO

    • iambu

      Fer realsies?? Woooo! Giant CONGRATS to you and you soon-to-be spouse! Many happy years! *throws a fistful of confetti at the monitor*

      • Uncle Mark

        Hell, I’ll do one better; I’ll throw Rip Taylor at the monitor

    • CJAS

      Happy wedding day! And joyous marriage!

    • Congratulations!

    • yes b’y
    • JCF

      Mazel Tov!!!!!

  • sword

    If you are a dirty old man you should worry that the high school girl you’re making out with is Positive.

  • Halou

    “Trump does, however, single out “adolescent girls and young women.””

    And Roy Moore rejoiced at the thought.

  • Halou

    The number of annual HIV infections fell 18 percent between 2008 and 2014, saving an estimated $14.9billion in lifetime medical costs.


    • Todd20036

      Unless Trump ends medical care.

  • Henry Auvil

    Can’t wait for the Log Cabin boys to try and put a positive spin on this.

    • coram nobis

      They’d need a centrifuge.

  • mikeinftl

    Continuing in the great Reagan tradition.

  • Frostbite

    And if he had his way, we wouldn’t exist.

    • Blake J Butler

      A time machine, a plan b bill for his mother, or get his daddy to pull out, and you’d win the nobel peace prize in the present.

  • #45 WANTS us to be angry. ALL the time. And he’s good at offending us like nobody else. Trump is the worst prez in history. But like our community learned, thinking about how the HIVpozzes are ‘unlike me” doesnt help. So let his fubar base hear this. Women’s healthcare for the win? Weirdly, if the GOP started worrying about the granddaughters, we’d never see crap action like when Pence defunded Indiana’s STD clinics and used the $ to electroshock Christers’ children. Oh, and that caused a disastrous local AIDS epidemic. For which I’d love to award Trump and Pence a special floral tribute. Unfortunately, they’re still alive. Maybe something from The Lovely Penis Floral home collection. HoHoHo

  • mark99k

    Is anyone really surprised at this? Especially with Trump’s concurrent effort to elect grand homophobe wizard Roy Moore?

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Reagan wouldn’t say the word….Trump won’t acknowledge the victims.

    I need a shower…

    • Uncle Mark

      Are you REALLY surprised? The Orange Abomination refuses to acknowledge the additional 450+ Puerto Ricans, who died under his inept, racist “leadership.”

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Not at all….which makes it all the more nauseating.

  • Oh, I just BET he singles out adolescent girls and young women. He’s done that his whole life.

  • Gene Perry
  • Phaius

    For people who like blaming the LGBTQ community for the HIV/AIDS crisis, they sure like to imply it’s all about them.

  • Talisman

    I’d still bet that the mini-dumpters are the type that don’t care where they dip their sticks.

  • pleasebereasonable1

    This doesn’t upset me too much. After 3 decades of blaming gay men for AIDS I don’t mind not being singled out.

  • Angi

    Was there any mention of the HIV outbreak that Pence maliciously caused in rural Indiana by being a hyper-religious prude?

    • gaycuckhubby

      I dont think this story has been told enough.

  • Jimmy R

    Isn’t there a patriotic HIV-positive pit bull out there who’d be willing to bite him? Clamp on and don’t let go.

    And if this primarily a concern for “adolescent girls and young women,” has he been tested lately?

  • disqus_1IzT1B5XTl

    What do you expect from a homophobic racist and his VP?

  • JoyZeeBoy
  • JDS

    Of course he isn’t going to mention the Icky gays, Trans, and others.

  • MT YVR

    As a poz guy (13 years now, the husband on Nov 7 “celebrated” his 26th year), what are my feelings on this?

    “Oh. The shock. The surprise.” (deadpan look over a martini glass)

    What darkly amuses me are the number of people who I know who consider themselves allies who won’t even notice. /cynic

  • jmax

    I read the proclamation. There is no fucking way Trump helped write it, ever read it or even knows what it says. He just loves signing things that make him look like he’s accomplished something. Worthless shitbag.

  • JackFknTwist

    Channel 4 ….UK tv…….9.00 -10.00 pm

    I just watched a documentary on Trump.
    The most memorable line from his campaign was :
    “They won’t be laughing if I’m President.”

    He got that right.

  • Ninja0980

    Any homocon who still supports this guy can go jump on a spiked dildo.

  • Gianni

    Mentioning anything connected with gay or trans would upset that totally supportive Christian base of his. W/O them he is an absolute nothing. It’s interesting that anything offensive to all the rest of us or to our allies is what garners praise for him from the brainless who support him. Cuddling up to Putin, Russia, Duterte, and other assorted dictatorships is really fine in their ‘minds’ and all the more reason to cheer him on. The Republicant party has become such a sick thing. I can say that with complete conviction because I was one of them for a long time.

  • Robin Bailey
  • Renfield

    “Trump Pence administration again failing to lead on World Aids Day…”

    Would anyone ANYONE want them to “lead” on World AIDS Day? Two turds on sticks?

  • John

    tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1985

  • Kissmagrits

    I vaguely remember candidate Trump proclaiming he would become the best
    friend the LGBT community ever had in the White House.

    I may be wrong. though…it’s possible I was visiting the alternative universe where
    truth telling and decency is expected of everyone.