Posting the letter from Equality California. It sums up my feelings and I’m sure many others. We will get through this. Stay strong.
We are deeply saddened and disappointed at the outcome of the presidential election — in which Donald Trump was apparently elected as the 45th president of the United States.
Given Mr. Trump’s choice of a running mate and prior statements about his intention to repeal the Affordable Care Act, round up and deport 11 million undocumented immigrants – many of whom are LGBT — and to appoint Supreme Court justices who would reverse marriage equality and thwart LGBT civil rights protections, we must brace ourselves for the challenges we will face with a Donald Trump presidency.
We must remember that our community has overcome serious obstacles and challenges in the past through education, organizing, building partnerships and appealing to the best in the American people.
Equality California will remain vigilant and continue to advocate for full equality and social justice for our community both inside and outside California.
After a campaign that played on racism, sexism, religious intolerance and division, our focus will be to advance the values of respect, tolerance and inclusion for LGBT people and all the communities that we are a part of.