In 2012, the Donald Trump Foundation donated $20,000 to the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN), a gay activist organization that promotes the LGBT agenda in K-12 classrooms in public schools.
A form 990 available for public viewing online shows the GOP frontrunner made the donation to GLSEN and also donated $10,000 to the Gay Men’s Health Crisis.
GLSEN was founded by gay activist and former Obama administration “Safe Schools Czar” Kevin Jennings, who currently serves as executive director of the Arcus Foundation, a powerful LGBT activist organization. Arcus is led by billionaire Jon Stryker, heir of the Stryker medical technology company, who aided President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign as a top bundler. Arcus provides “social justice grants” to “support emerging LGBT leaders.”
In September of 2014, Catholic San Francisco reported “abundant evidence” that the campaign against San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone for his decision to speak during the March for Marriage in Washington, D.C., was orchestrated by the leftist Faithful America, which was funded by Stryker’s Arcus Foundation, LGBT activist Tim Gill of Colorado’s Gill Foundation, billionaire George Soros, and the Evelyn & Walter Haas Jr. Fund.
As Christian News reports, Jennings and a “coalition of Massachusetts school teachers who supported advocacy for homosexual issues” formed GLSEN in 1990.
According to its website, the group says its goal is to “ensure that every member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.” The activist organization also states it seeks to build a “global movement.”
“Learn how we leverage our 25+ years of leadership and expertise in the U.S. to engage and support our partners abroad,” GLSEN states.
The group creates printed resources for teachers to use in the K-12 classrooms and urges schools to celebrate LGBT History Month and LGBT Pride Month. Reading materials and lesson plans for children include the books Heather Has Two Mommies, It’s OK to Be Different, and Tango Makes Three. A lesson plan on “ThinkB4YouSpeak,” a guide to LGBT politically correct language, is also promoted by GLSEN.
A history and English Language Arts lesson – reportedly aligned with the Common Core standards – is offered on the story of Matthew Shepard, a gay young man who was murdered years ago and who is an icon for militant LGBT groups. The story of Shepard’s murder, however, was debunked two years ago by investigative journalist Stephen Jimenez, who discovered that Shepard was not murdered by a stranger because he was gay, but rather by a fellow drug dealer with whom he often had sex.
GLSEN’s website provides K-12 “educator resources” that include an “LGBT-inclusive curriculum” and lesson plans on topics such as how to celebrate LGBT History Month in classrooms.
Each year, GLSEN sponsors its Day of Silence, when it encourages thousands of public high school and middle school students to remain silent throughout an entire school day to promote the militant LGBT agenda among young people.
GLSEN has also joined with Planned Parenthood to promote sex-related curricula in schools:
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In February, Christian News reported that Trump told New Hampshire lesbian publisher Susan O’Connell that Americans will see “more forward motion” on “gay equality” under a Trump administration, pointing to such an effort as part of his plan to bring Americans together.
“I’m a lesbian,” the publisher of Bay Windows, which claims to be “New England’s largest publication for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender readers,” told Trump. “And we’ve had some great progress for the gay and lesbian community through politics, through all sorts of judicial actions and elected actions over the past 20 years.”
“When President Trump is in office can we look for more forward motion on equality for gays and lesbians?” O’Connell asked.
“Well, you can,” Trump replied. “And look, again, we’re going to bring people together. And that’s your thing and other people have their thing. We have to bring all people together, and if we don’t we’re not going to have a country anymore. It’s going to be a total mess. It’s a mess right now, and it’s going to be worse.”
“So, it’s a very important choice this presidential year—very important—maybe the most important we’ve had in many, many decades,” he continued. “And I’m going to bring people together.”
Trump’s views on the LGBT agenda have come under further scrutiny since his comments Thursday after an NBC Today Show town hall in which the Republican frontrunner said North Carolina had “paid a big price” for requiring transgenders to use the restroom that corresponds with their biological sex.
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed the privacy and public safety bill into law after an ordinance in Charlotte was passed that allowed men who simply identify as a woman to use women’s restrooms. The ordinance was pushed forward by registered sex offender Chad Sevearance.
Trump said Thursday people should use the bathroom they feel is appropriate for them.
“One of the best answers I heard was from a commentator yesterday, saying ‘Leave it the way it is right now,’” Trump said Thursday. “There have been very few problems. Leave it the way it is. North Carolina, what they’re going through with all of the business that’s leaving and all of the strife, and that’s on both sides — you leave it the way it is.”
“There have been very few complaints the way it is,” Trump added. “People go, they use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate. There has been so little trouble. And the problem with what happened in North Carolina is the strife, and the — the economic punishment that they’re taking.”
After drawing the ire of some conservative leaders, Trump later told Sean Hannity on Fox News that North Carolina’s “bathroom law” is “causing them some problems” and that “we have to take care of everybody,” while also arguing “local communities and states should make the decision.”
According to The New York Times, Trump has “more accepting views on gay issues” that “set him apart in the GOP.”
The report continues:
[I]t is his views on gay rights and gay people that most distinguish Mr. Trump from previous Republican standard-bearers. He has nurtured long friendships with gay people, employed gay workers in prominent positions, and moved with ease in industries where gays have long exerted influence, like entertainment.
“He will be the most gay-friendly Republican nominee for president ever,” said Gregory T. Angelo, president of the Log Cabin Republicans, a group that supports gay rights.