While we haven’t had literal sweeps of people into concentration camps since Donald Trump’s election, his administration has worked to erode the rights and dignity of people in the LGBTQ community, which includes many people of color like myself. Being one of many marginalized people who has been taunted in Trump’s name, I can’t see him as being equivalent to Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton when it comes to civil rights, particularly when Trump is paired with a vice-president who considers people like me to be the spawn of Satan.
Note that I am registered with no party, have voted for Green or independent candidates in every presidential election since ’96, and will continue to do so. This comment is in no way an endorsement of Clinton, the Democratic Party, or the two-party system in general. I just want to emphasize that Trump’s election has caused real harm to people in my community.