September 19, 2017 at 4:13 pm EDT | by Chris Johnson
LGBT reviews are in for Trump’s U.N. speech — and they’re bad

President Trump speaks before the United Nations General Assembly. (Screenshot via CSPAN)

President Trump is receiving predictably bad reviews from LGBT foreign policy experts for remarks he made Tuesday before the United Nations in which he denounced “rogue nations” for bad behavior, taunted “loser terrorists” and threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea.

In his first address before the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Trump said respecting national sovereignty was paramount to U.S. foreign policy.

“Our success depends on a coalition of strong and independent nations that embrace their sovereignty to promote security, prosperity, and peace for themselves and for the world,” Trump said. “We do not expect diverse countries to share the same cultures, traditions, or even systems of government. But we do expect all nations to uphold these two core sovereign duties: To respect the interests of their own people and the rights of every other sovereign nation. This is the beautiful vision of this institution, and this is foundation for cooperation and success.”

LGBT groups found that emphasis on sovereignty troubling because they appear to fly in the face of a U.S. policy seeking to secure LGBT rights overseas — even if that means demanding sovereign governments make changes to those laws.

Ty Cobb, director of HRC Global, took to Twitter to say Trump’s words about respecting sovereignty and other cultures were just an excuse to ignore anti-LGBT human rights abuses.

Jessica Stern, executive director of OutRight Action International, said in a statement Trump’s repeated use of the word “sovereignty” in his speech “underscored that his political agenda promotes political isolationism and undermines the global cooperation that protects vulnerable people from natural disasters, corrupt governments, and civil war.”

“As an organization that serves as a watchdog on the U.N., we know that sovereignty is a term loaded with negative meaning,” Stern said. “Sovereignty is often an excuse for states to ignore their obligation to protect the human rights of individuals, especially those that are most marginalized and vulnerable.”

Also raising eyebrows was Trump’s use of the word “reform” in his United Nations speech as he reminded the international body the United States is responsible for 22 percent of its funding. (According to Politifact, that’s actually an understatement from Trump because many U.S. agencies support the U.N. outside the regular budget, including about $2.2 billion a year toward peacekeeping activities.)

“We also thank the Secretary General for recognizing that the United Nations must reform if it is to be an effective partner in confronting threats to sovereignty, security, and prosperity.” Trump said. “Too often the focus of this organization has not been on results, but on bureaucracy and process.

Stern said Trump’s use of the word “reform” in his speech is in fact “code for stripping the human rights system of much-needed resources.”

“We believe the only reform that is truly needed puts LGBTIQ people and all vulnerable groups at the center of U.N. governance, human rights, and programs,” Stern said. “The reform and resources we need would elevate the rights of the world’s most marginalized, open space for meaningful civil society participation, and invest in climate justice.”

Trump, who has issued a travel ban placing America’s refugee program on hold, also outlined a plan during his speech in which the United States would seek to repatriate refugees coming to its shores, saying that policy is better for both countries where people are fleeing and countries accepting the migrants.

“We have learned that, over the long term, uncontrolled migration is deeply unfair to both the sending and the receiving countries,” Trump said. “For the sending countries, it reduces domestic pressure to pursue needed political and economic reform, and drains them of the human capital necessary to motivate and implement those reforms. For the receiving countries, the substantial costs of uncontrolled migration are borne overwhelmingly by low-income citizens whose concerns are often ignored by both media and government.”

Eleanor Acer, director of refuge protections for the pro-LGBT Human Rights First, said in a statement the refugee policy Trump proposes is “a false and shortsighted choice.”

“The United States cannot simply write a check; it must provide actual leadership,” Acer said. “We must make clear to the countries that continue to host the overwhelming majority of the world’s refugees that the United States truly stands with them. We must demonstrate this commitment by helping to host at least a small portion of the millions of refugees in the world who desperately need resettlement. By abdicating this leadership, the United States contributes to global instability, leaves allies in the lurch, and ultimately thwarts U.S. interests.”

Although Trump said for the cost of resettling one refugee, the United States can assist more than 10 in their home countries, Acer said that figure is false and based on a now disputed study.

On the day before the speech, The New York Times reported Trump aide Stephen Miller sought to suppress a study from the Department of Health & Human Services that refugees, in fact, contributed $63 billion more in government revenue over the past decade than their cost.

To be fair, among the “rogue nations” Trump denounced during his speech was Iran — a nation that has a record of anti-LGBT human rights abuses and penalizing homosexuality with death. Although Trump didn’t explicitly mention the country’s hostility toward gay people, he did say the country was unfairly treating its own people.

“The Iranian government masks a corrupt dictatorship behind the false guise of a democracy,” Trump said. “It has turned a wealthy country with a rich history and culture into an economically depleted rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed, and chaos. The longest-suffering victims of Iran’s leaders are, in fact, its own people.”

Mark Bromley, chair of the pro-LGBT international Council for Global Equality, said despite those words Trump came up short in ensuring U.S. commitment to human rights in his address.

“Once again, the president failed to stand firmly for human rights,” Bromley said. “He spoke about our interests, but not in support of the traditional human rights norms that have long centered our country’s foreign policy.”

Other countries Trump denounced during the speech were North Korea for its continued advancement of nuclear weapon technology, Syria for its use of chemical weapons on its own people and Venezuela for abandoning democratic norms.

Ned Price, who worked under the Obama administration at the CIA and the National Security Council, said Trump’s speech “was a uniquely Trumpian address that was as dark and dystopian in places as it was childish and asinine in others,” but that was par for the course for this president.

“So much for the ‘adults’ around Trump acting as a moderating force,” Price said. “Where were they to caution against including schoolyard taunts in a major policy address? What we heard was a foreign policy that surrenders America’s position as the world’s leader, diminishes our credibility and alienates the same countries and institutions that we need to deal with threats like North Korea, terrorism and climate change.”

Chris Johnson is Chief Political & White House Reporter for the Washington Blade. Johnson is a member of the White House Correspondents' Association. Follow Chris

  • Look, we know the Fake POTUS cares NOT for GLBT, look how he ignored gay men being forced into concentration camps to be tortured in Chechnya! Yet you better believe if would NOT respect national sovereignty if they abused Christians! He would immediately condemn and threaten to intervene!

    Stop buying the BS that this liar and fraud actually will protect GLBT people anywhere! He just talks the talk but doesn’t walk the walk!

    • Hysterical Trump hating is passe. Just saying.

      • It’s not a fashion show, so I couldn’t care less about what you think is trending! Hysterical? Hardly!

        If you don’t like the truth then keep listening to the Fake POTUS!

        • Just like Milo said, “Why are the fat and ugly hating on Daddy so much?”

          Don’t hyper-ventilate sweety!

          • Milo the Pedophile? Are you a NAMBLA member, too? That Bee-yotch has no credibility!

            I’m not your sweetie but the truth about the fake POTUS never gets old like your face and body!

          • Why have leftists turned into such sour, nasty scolds? People of your ilk are no fun at all. I’m truly happy about it, since the Left are a pushing people further and further to the right with all the insanity!

          • Really? Your Fake POTUS is really charming and loving with his tweets against people isn’t he? I mean people like you are so delusional only seeing what you want to see in the “left” and ignoring the fact that you are just as bad if not worse!

            You really think your Fake POTUS isn’t seen as half-baked by many in the world? Aside from his outlandish claims, endless flip flops and constant lies?

            You enjoy your Fake POTUS’ recent antics siding with Schumer and Pelosi against the GOP, saying taxes may have to go up for the rich and giving DACA kids amnesty?

          • I find Trump to be extremely entertaining! Considering his past TV ratings, so do many others!!!! Don’t forget that latest poll where he gained six points in polling about his popularity!

            I’m sure that just like Ronald Reagan, Trump will be loved and revered when the history books are written!

          • Reagan is loved and revered? By whom? He ignored the AIDS crises and many suffered in the community because of him!

            As for what Trump will be remembered for, likely one thing will be his mental deficiency like Reagan who had Alzheimer’s!

            He’s not on a reality show anymore! He like you doesn’t get that!

          • When you leave your little bubble world, you’ll find out the Reagan is considered by HUGE swathes of the population as one of the best of presidents in history!

            What a cheap shot to attack another human being for a disease that they experience, being Alzheimers. Very low brow. Tsk, Tsk.

          • By conservatives maybe but few others! He’s your God not mine! Many who lived during that time period remember how callous Reagan was toward gay men during the AIDs crises. Reality is not a bubble! Those are the cold hard facts! Many good people lost their lives. Look at the number of panel on the AIDS quilt. He’s no hero within the GLBT community! You can’t revise history!

            Yes, like Trump isn’t the king of cheap shots but you give him a pass because he supports your agenda! Trump trashes everyone even his own party members whenever they cross him and don’t kiss his rear like you!

          • So Reagan responsible for AIDS? No, don’t think so. How irresponsible and childish to blame him.

            GLBT community? It’s not monolithic, you live in a dream world that is no more. This isn’t 1977, it’s 2017. Gay men are more interested in tax cuts than Keynesian economics…..Get with the times baby!

          • Reagan was the POTUS when the AIDS crises emerged and he showed no leadership or compassion in addressing it! Yes, he has lots of blame! The buck stops with the POTUS! Blood on his hands!

            That happened in the eighties stupid not 1977! Get a clue! No, conservatives are interested in tax cuts and voodoo economics! You aren’t my community. You’re only leeches enjoying the achievements that gay activists achieved for you. Without us, you’d be living double lives, with a phony wive as a cover while having back ally affairs. You’d also likely be dying of AIDS because it was activists through ACT UP that made the government do something!

          • Duh…HIV is thought by medical researchers to have started spreading into the population in the late seventies. Its symptoms began to be recognized as a public health issue in the 1980s. Do your research and check yourself, cupcake.

            No, how ridiculous to blame Reagan for the AIDS crisis. How about all those guys who couldn’t keep it in their pants? They acted in a libertine manner and paid the price for their actions…a sad fact, but true.

          • The disease wasn’t recognized as a problem until 1982. No one knew what was causing it then. HIV wasn’t even identified yet. It wasn’t known by anyone in the seventies. I don’t need to do research. I was there dummy! I lived through it so don’t you dare preach to me on it!

            What’s ridiculous and outrageous is you blaming the victims! They didn’t know what was causing it. It was being unsafe that infected people and not using common sense! You’re so naive and stupid! No wonder you vote Republican!

          • Do some research cupcake, it’s now believed that the virus was impacting the population as early as 1976. Your anecdotal experience is of no consequence here.

            Those men who died, did so because of the sexual activity they engaged in, not because of anything Ronald Regan did.

            Why is it that men from your generation are so lewd and lascivious? Keep it in your pants for a change and maybe you’ll save some $$ at the clinic.

          • Look fool, if Reagan had taken a lead in calling for Congress to fund research into what was causing the disease rather than tell people to practice abstinence then they would have found cures that would have kept people alive like we have now. Your spin on it is of no consequence like all your idiotic conclusions!

            You would be infected today and likely not live very long! Who are you trying to kid? You prude! Just because you you spank yourself because no one will have you doesn’t mean everyone else does or has to settle for just that!

            You think people aren’t having as much action today as then? How many apps and website are available to people today for hookups? Hello? Just because you’re too ugly to get some doesn’t men everyone else is! You’re sick and obnoxious! Again, you are a leech!

            And how dare you judge people from my generation! I don’t have the disease and know many people my age or older than don’t either! You judgemental loser!

          • The only action you are getting is with a mouse and screen, baby! LOL

          • Don’t you have a NAMBLA meeting to get to this week? I heard miss milo is keynote speaker!

          • You’re a sick pup Inm. You should seek help in many respects!

          • You’re a tired right-wing queen and beyond help!

          • I still have 25 years before I get “tired”! Haven’t even hit the big 30 yet! The bit about being “right-wing”, yes darling I’ll claim that one for sure!

            I’m a HUGE fan of Marine Le Pen too! She’ll be Le Presidente of France one day in the near future!

          • Age has nothing to do with it. You were born tired and always will be! Your number is zero! People can croak at any age and with your mindset no doubt you won’t last very long! You leech!

          • Oh BTW – keep an eye on the lovely lesbian Anne Marie Waters who is running for leader of UKIP in a few days. She has an agenda fashioned rightly after Daddy and is to the right of Mussolini!

            My how gay politics has changed since you were a youngster!

          • Yawn!?Yeah whatever pee wee Herman. Sounds like another loud mouth loser wannabe like miss milo and peter Boykin! Go back to what you do best….lay on your back with your legs spread apart!

          • Inm …you’re such a goon. Is that what happens to the elderlies who look back on life with regret? (Fake tears from me)

          • Dymwit…You think ageism gives you power over me? I’m very proud of my life’s experiences, contributions and achievements and they have been rich! I’m forever beautiful and fierce while you’ll always be a nothing! Age cannot wither me nor custom stale my infinite variety while you’re simply rotten to the core. A lump of ugly remains a lump of ugly!

            Your fake POTUS is 71 years old isn’t he? Then by your standards he should be thrown into the trash! He’s toxic, nasty and brutish! He’s always been obnoxious!

            Save the tears for your pathetic self as you’ll have many as you age into a hag. That’s assuming if you live that long! I’m so glad not to be YOU! You right wing leech!

          • Oh sure! You’re so proud and Hollywood wrote a screen play about your life….A biography called “Creep Show”. Heard of it?

          • I’m worth writing about and a best seller while you’re a blank page no one will publish!

            Halloween is around the corner, you’ll have plenty of horrible masks to wear like the fake POTUS or Kelly Anne Conway! Better still, go as yourself as that’s horrid enough!

          • Ageism…..that’s not even a real word! LOL What a loser victim.

          • Clueless and ignorant can be added to your resume:


            When it comes to the biggest loser you win every time you’re in the game!

          • Fake words! Just like Cisgender and intersectionality! Made up and mean nothing!

          • You people are getting so outrageous even calling vocabulary words fake that you render yourselves buffoons!

            Get a real education and may be you’ll understand that language evolves and words are added to dictionaries all the time as they do! It’s a common practice!

            Just because you live daily in denials doesn’t make it otherwise!

            You are one pathetic mess like your fake potus! You had better hope he can find you a dead end low paying job as you obviously are not suited for much else!

          • Lol…a real education in the sciences doesn’t include post-modernist nonsense like “ageism” and “intersectionality”. Just the BS courses like gender studies and queer studies in the humanities!

            Not buying such nonsense, I’m too busy leading a rewarding life to latch on to such pathology!

          • Going out to the clubs now! Put your Ben-Gay on and tuck yourself into bed!

          • Go for it. Stand around and be ignored as usual. You fade into the wall any place you go no doubt! We know no one is waiting for you in your bed!

            Keep the ben-gay for yourself when you pay for services

            and spread those legs again!

          • Inm = Clown show!

          • Oh and I see you couldn’t deny being a queen. Are you a Twinkie or a chub?

          • Kemwit tall tree? What kind of ef’d up name is that? Should be dymwit!

          • You mean the government didn’t notice it until 1982. This does not help your case.

          • The facts are the facts and you can never change them!

          • Obama removing the HIV travel ban brought DRUG RESISTANT AIDS into the US last year via refusegees from Africa

          • You still whining about Obama? AIDS wouldn’t have become a global health crises if Reagan was not a failure at leadership and had taken a lead in calling upon Congress to fund and the Centers for Disease Control to find a cause and cure for it back in the eighties! Instead he listened to Gary Bauer his public policy head to ignore it as they labeled it a gay disease imposed upon gay men.

            Instead he wasted his entire Presidency judging gay men and telling them to practice abstinence which is pure incompetence. The surgeon general should have been encouraging people to use protection and be safe!

            Put down the donuts Steve and you won’t be so big! Then maybe you can start thinking for once!

          • “Obama removing the HIV travel ban brought DRUG RESISTANT AIDS into the US last year via refusegees from Africa”

            Nonsense! Do you have some reputable epidemiological study to back up that ridiculous assertion?

          • Of course he doesn’t. He’s just another conservative blowing smoke from his rear end while thinking it doesn’t stink! I’m beginning to think they are all on LSD. Doesn’t that cause hallucinations?

          • Actually the Democrat supported FDA prolonged the AIDS crisis by denying patients new drugs.

          • Speaking of drugs, you need to take yours as you are delusional again!!! They really should give you a court appointed guardian to manage you!

          • Inm …you obviously forgot to take you psych meds! Hobble down to the pharmacy before they close! Don’t forget your oxygen tank!

          • Your diaper is obviously rancid and in dire need of changing as you can’t stop whining… leech!

            I’m sure I’m quite capable of hobbling you with the oxygen tank prissy missy!

          • Newsflash! Limp-wristed lefty losers get their panties in bunch cause our president is a REAL American and a REAL man! Bwaaaaaaa!

          • Words like newsflah are so trite. If my fist landed on your jaw there would be nothing limp about it.

            But we aren’t supposed to hit little girls.

            You make me think of the Steve Lawrence song…go away little girl.

            Won’t you go away (little girl)

            Wish you wouldn’t stay (little girl)

          • Not too concerned grandpa! I’m 6’2″ and work out every day. You’re just a joke and you know it!

          • You can be anything on the internet can’t you miss bow wow! Your owner needs to take you to the vet to have you spayed and muzzled! A rabies shot would be too late since you are already foaming from the mouth!

            If I’m a joke you sure don’t show it since you keep replying to me! I’m obviously hitting the right nerves on you loser!

            As for grandpa, you would be lucky to live that long!

          • Too bad for you that you’ll see a second Trump term! Get ready for a right-wing country for the next 50 years!

            We’re taking over, so step aside lefty!

          • That’s what you thought when Reagan was in office but eventually we had Bill Clinton and Obama!

            The Pendulum swings back and forth from right to left. It’s never consistently one thing or the other. From McCarthyism we had Kennedy and LBJ. If we can emerge into liberalism after McCarthyism, we can emerge from Trump! It didn’t take 50 years either! He’s been a miserable failure unable to pass anything even Obamacare repeal! He can’t lead the GOP let alone an administration!

            The Fake POTUS is the worst in recent history and all it takes is a strong Democrat like Obama to get rid of him! Trump isn’t even popular with fellow Republicans since he’s has something ugly to say to almost all of them!

            Maybe some ANTIFA person will punch you in the face like they did Richard Spencer at one of his rallies and it will be caught on film. You and Miss Milo hopefully! Would love to see it and watch you cry like a little girl!

            Look miss lisper. Go play with your V JJ! That’s really all you’re good at doing. You’re endless replies only reinforce that liberals threaten you leach boy!

          • The difference between you and me is that I would never wish violence on another person no matter how much I disagree with them. You must be a real low-life to do such a thing, devoid of any empathy or concept of right or wrong! It’s called being a narcissist, heard of it?

          • Yes, Bee-yotch, he’s called Donald J. Trump! Your Fake POTUS!

          • God Bless Donald Trump who is making America great again! Love the Donald!

          • He needs to go to Hades where all you conservatives were spit out from! Your fake POTUS failed again..this time to protect us from terrorism in Las Vegas!

            No longer can you conservatives whine to us that we haven’t been attacked since he’s been in office!

          • In retrospect, especially, Trump will be appreciated for being just what was needed in the country at the time. Mostly for the raising of standards.

          • Raising the rest of the standards from what to where? It all seems to be stuck in the muck and it’s getting more quagmired over time!

          • Raising the standards? What standards? To those of Al Capone? If you consider a 70 year old man taking tantrums like a child, bullying, belittling and threatening to be a standard. He is a shameful embarassment!

          • An awesome 70-year-old man getting things done.

          • What is he getting done? Dividing the country? Bringing us to the brink of war with N. Korea? Annoying other nations? His failure to pass anything through Congress? He’s a failure! Are you on LSD?

          • Rofl. The weekly sewage covered troll is back. Milo says he was abused by a priest when he was a kid. That doesn’t make him a pedophile. Of course you Democrats who believe in disarming women and gays and defending rapist illegal immigrants against deportation are a little fuzzy on who is the criminal.

          • Milo is a pedo, she advocated it and breibart dump her crusty behind over it!

            Further being gay and conservative is the true crime! You should all get life without parole!!!

          • Inm – you’re just a shrill dinosaur politically! All of the political momentum in the gay community is on the right now. Just get with the program and sit down!

          • Dymwit –you little twerp. Your program is cancelled so stick to playing with your dolls and stay out of the way of the adults before you get stepped on!!!

          • Are you talking to me or your pet French Poodle? I’m certainly convinced that you are on pysche-meds now!

            A little loopey one would say!. Go take a nap!

          • I know you are dense and slow but try reading between the lines….I’m saying you’re a b!*t**!!. If it weren’t for censors I’d write it out for you. You should know the word as I’m sure many call you that!

            Talking to you puts anyone to sleep. Paint drying stimulates more than you!

          • Interesting how you claim to be all about gay rights but use every bigoted antigay stereotype against me and other gay men because we disagree with you politically!

            Who’s the real homophobe? You or Donald Trump? You’re self-hatred shines through with every post!

          • The cultural wars aren’t lovins for namby Pamby prissy boys who have it easy now because people like me had the guts to be out and fight for our rights when doing so was dangerous!

            It’s hardly self-hatred or homophobia to trash the likes you! You deserve it. If you want to destroy yourself that is your business but when your actions can harm me or my community then it’s mine!

            You are so ridiculous lecturing me on homophobia when you engaged in similar discourse with me and added ageism to boot as a weapon for opposing you! Grow a pair since yours evidently withered away with your legs so frequently In the air!

          • You were ‘out fighting for our rights’ doing what? Picking up guys on the pier? What a self righteous idiot! You didn’t so squat, other than squat!

          • You are nothing but squat! We confronted homophobia instead of remaining silent and sucking it up. We fought to establish non-discrimination and harassment polices in schools and universities so students weren’t forced to abandon an education. We fought to establish shelters for gay youth that were forced out of their homes by their parents who wouldn’t accept them. We fought against police who would bash us on the streets and drag us to jail for simply being out.

            We fought for laws that banned discrimination in housing, employment and services. We fought to be able to be ourselves without being bashed or subjected to slurs when we walked out of gay bars or in gay neighborhoods. I’ve known people who’ve told me to my face they wouldn’t hire gays, rent to them or serve them either.

            We fought to end the stigma that it was to be gay that often cost us our friends, families, jobs and the fear or hatred that came with it! We fought to give gay people dignity and pride when so many people tried to tell us we were losers only able to become hair dressers, clerks, or wait staff but nothing more! We couldn’t be executives, professionals or successful at anything else!

            We fought for research and funding for the AIDS crises when everyone else ignored it so leeching like you weren’t losing their lives in droves! Roy Kohn for one!

            Meanwhile you pucee conservatives were marrying women and having affairs on the side as you were to weak to be out! Often bashing the advancement of GLBT rights as you supported your fellow conservatives! Look at Dennis Hastert or Mark Foley as good examples!

            You’re an ungrateful clueless little KHUNT who has no idea what you owe us for the kind of life you can enjoy now!

            At least I can pick hot guys, unlike you who can only pick up STDs! You judgemental prude!

          • Listen Tricksie, the only thing YOU were fighting back in the day were STDs at the clinic.

          • Obviously you’re bitter because I could and still can get hot men and all you can do is ride a rubber DIK you bought online you ugly right-wing piece of dog dhung! Save your pennies and pay for play!

            You are an STD you ungrateful leech! You are nothing more than a V-Wart on the communities rear end! Such warts can be burned off as you need to be!

          • Now I have to hear about all those guys you meet at the restroom stop? Puhlease…. you have no shame!

            Sorry, I’m a married man and my hubby is the only man I need in my life (other than Jesus)!

          • If so, I’m sure it will end in a bitter divorce! Thank a gay liberal for the fact that you can marry at all! We fought for it while all you fought for was to empower those that oppose recognition of gay marriages! Again, another example, of how we do all the work and you leech off the benefit!

            Marry Le Pen’s party opposes gay marriages and would like to reverse them in France to be illegal just like your social conservatives here!

            If your fellow conservative Christians had their way your marriage would be illegal and they would not accommodate you anywhere! Fact!

            Also thank Obama for being one of the few politicians that came out in support of it, risking his 2nd term in the process when most politicians wouldn’t dare!

            Jesus, PUHLEEZ…Mary! You’re enough of a mess without adding sanctimony to the mix!

          • WHen you can’t say something clever just regurgitate the same bs again!

            Go swish on down the road Dorothy in your in sun dress ANd be sure to shave your armpits and legs this time!

          • You need to get out more often pops. Does the home take you on picnics to the park?

          • Pops will take his strap And beat your behind!

  • Well, if the LGBT flaks did not like that speech that just proves their corruption and irrelevancy. They’ve been hiding and defending murders of gays from Cuba to Iran to the former Soviet Union for decades.

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