Pink News - The incoming Trump administration has demanded the State Department draw up a list of employees who focus on equality work, after Trump allies called for a ‘purge’ of pro-LGBT progressives.
The New York Times reported the concerning demand from the Trump transition team, which was made this week in a leaked message to State Department officials this week.
It requests an outline of staffers “whose primary functions are to promote issues” relating to gender equality.
It also requested an outline of work to “promote gender equality, such as ending gender-based violence, promoting women’s participation in economic and political spheres, entrepreneurship, etc”, and an outline of “funds allocated to such programs and activities”.
The demand for a list of staff engaged in progressive work has rattled some State Department employees, coming just one week after a key Trump ally called for “LGBT activists” to be purged from the State Department.