Donald Trump was inaugurated on Jan. 20 as the 45th president of the United States and the following day, a Women's March took place in Washington, D.C. In addition, the LGBTQ community released a video addressed to the new U.S. president, noting they will not stop fighting for their rights.
CNBC reported Trump responded to the demonstration that took place mainly in Washington, D.C. but similar demonstrations also took place across the country. Trump praised the protests as they were peaceful and added on his Twitter account, "Peaceful protests are a hallmark of our democracy. Even if I don't always agree, I recognize the rights of people to express their views."
The demonstrations drew an estimated 1 million protesters into the streets all over the country. Initially, the Women's March in Washington expected around 500,000 people only. Many organizers claimed the demonstrations were a direct response to the inauguration of Trump while others claimed it was for promotion of human rights. The official number of those who attended the various protests during the Women's March has not been released yet.
As for the teenagers who are part of the LGBTQ community, Refinery 29 reported a video on YouTube was released with a message to the president. The video was entitled, "Dear Mr. President: LGBTQ Students Will Not Stop Now," wherein they made it clear the election may be over but their stories are not.
The video was made by a national education organization called GLSEN. More than a dozen teenagers belonging to the LGBTQ community came together for the video and they congratulated Trump on being inaugurated as the president of the United States. However, they noted Trump's position has a serious impact, saying he has the power to change millions of lives. They also warned Trump the LGBTQ community is listening and watching.
The teens said they will continue with their protests and rallies as they want to express they have to exist safely and demanded that the differences of the people should be celebrated under the administration of Trump. The teenagers urged Trump to stop the name-calling whenever someone speaks against him then ended their plea by saying that he took an oath to protect the constitution, which says that all people are equal and that includes the LGBTQ community.
Meanwhile, Trump has yet to respond to the message of the LGBTQ teens. Watch the video below:
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