"The breadth of the harm this new rule will cause is impossible to exaggerate, and opens up yet another front in the Trump Administration's assault on civil rights of minorities and already marginalized, vulnerable populations," Lambda Legal Senior Attorney Jamie Gliksberg said.
Given its anti-transgender policies and the lack of resources for trans health and survival, the administration may not be on track to end HIV by 2030.
"For more than 30 months, transgender troops have been serving our country openly with valor and distinction, but now the rug has been ripped out from under them, once again," Lambda Legal Counsel Peter Renn said.
As the U.S. government shutdown carries on for nearly a month over border wall funding, many migrants caught in Tijuana amid discrimination get support from a steadfast HIV organization.
The Trump Administration is ending the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program for Haitian and El Salvadoran immigrants, which could endanger the lives of LGBTQ immigrants living with HIV.
Actions by the Trump administration pose serious threats to the health and well being of LGBT Americans, but they also pose a threat to hundreds of thousands of Americans living with HIV.
With HIV activists in the mix, D.C., L.A. and NYC are leading the way. Will other cities follow?
Recent moves by the Trump administration mean that health questions about LGBT seniors will be more difficult to discern.
"When the federal government erases LGBT older people from publicly funded elder services, it's effectively erasing most older Americans living with HIV at the same time," says Michael Adams of SAGE.