LA Weekly - Michael Cooper - Last week President Trump gave his State of the Union address to Congress. While the news cycle mostly focused on his hypocritical cry for political unity and bipartisanship (and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's brilliant "clap back" that went viral), it's important to discuss the lack of LGBTQ inclusion as well as Trump's questionable promise to end HIV.
First, let's begin with Trump's erasure of the LGBTQ community. He celebrated the country's military and veterans but didn't mention the trans people that his ban would forbid from serving. On the Democrat side, Speaker Pelosi invited six trans military members to be in the audience as her guests.