Five Questions for Trump and MAGA Republicans On Their Anti-LGBTQ+ Agenda

As Pride Month kicks off, here’s five questions for extreme MAGA Republicans from the halls of Congress to the presidential campaign trail on just how far they’re willing to go to rip away freedoms from the LGBTQ+ community — and how they could double down if Trump retakes power. 

1. Should every American have the freedom to marry who they love? 

It doesn’t seem like MAGA Mike Johnson thinks we should

CNN: “Homosexuality was a frequent topic for Johnson, which he has called ‘inherently unnatural’ and a ‘dangerous lifestyle.’ In addition to suggesting he hopes the Supreme Court will reverse its decision allowing same-sex marriage, he also wrote in support of Texas’ anti-sodomy laws, which said gay men caught having sex could be fined.”

Project 2025, Trump’s second term policy playbook team, doesn’t think so, either. 

PBS NewsHour: “And so, throughout this blueprint, there’s some pretty striking language where government — saying that government officials should only recognize marriages between a man and a woman and that a man and a woman are the ideal natural family structure.”

2. Should every American have the freedom to start a family, no matter who they love? 

Trump’s Project 2025 cronies want to restrict access to IVF, ripping away LGBTQ+ couples’ freedom to start a family.

Politico: “Anti-abortion advocates worked for five decades to topple Roe v. Wade. They’re now laying the groundwork for a yearslong fight to curb in vitro fertilization. Since the Alabama Supreme Court ruled last month that frozen embryos are children, the Heritage Foundation and other conservative groups have been strategizing how to convince not just GOP officials but evangelicals broadly that they should have serious moral concerns about fertility treatments like IVF and that access to them should be curtailed.”

3. Do you believe all people, including LGBTQ+ people, should be afforded civil rights protections when it comes to their health care? 

Trump got rid of them in his first term. 

New York Times: “The Trump administration on Friday finalized a regulation that will erase protections for transgender patients against discrimination by doctors, hospitals and health insurance companies, a move announced on the four-year anniversary of the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando and in the middle of Pride Month.”

All signs point to Trump doing the same if he retakes power. 

Project 2025 Mandate for Leadership, pg. 475: “The redefinition of sex to cover gender identity and sexual orientation and pregnancy to cover abortion should be reversed in all HHS and CMS programs as was done under the Trump Administration.”

4. Do you believe every American who is able to serve our country in the military should be permitted to, including transgender people? 

Trump banned transgender people from the military, which President Biden reversed as soon as he took office. 

Project 2025 wants to bring the ban back if he gets a second term. 

Project 2025 Mandate for Leadership: “Reverse policies that allow transgender individuals to serve in the military.”

5. Are you okay with ripping away medical care from people, including children, because of their gender identity? 

Trump is literally campaigning on it. And it’s a page straight out of Project 2025’s plan for a second Trump term. 

Project 2025 Mandate for Leadership, pg. 5: “Allowing parents or physicians to ‘reassign’ the sex of a minor is child abuse and must end.”

And Trump’s MAGA minions in the House are hellbent on ripping away care, too. 

The 19th News: “Seven of the 12 appropriations bills include provisions to restrict federal funding for gender-affirming care — which would cut gender transition care for people who receive Medicare, Medicaid or a subsidized plan under the Affordable Care Act.”