- Jan - mostly true
- Feb - true
- Mar - somewhat true
- Apr - true, but misleading
- Jul - true
Jan, removed all content on LGBT civil rights from whitehouse.gov website: mostly true
This is rather misleading as every new adminstration removes and archives the content of whitehouse.gov. You can see the old site at obamawhitehouse.archives.gov.
Redirects have been added for LGBT content, e.g. whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/06/29/fact-sheet-promoting-and-protecting-human-rights-lgbt-persons. It is arguable whether this is still is still counted as being "on" whitehouse.gov.
The Trump administration has not added any LGBT-related content on the new whitehouse.gov. In fact, the entire website is significantly lighter than it used to be. Compare current and previous issue pages. Perhaps this is due to time in office, preference, or other reasons.
Feb, rescinded protections for transgender students on their use of restrooms in public schools: true
Trump withdrew a letter issued by Obama's Education department.
As a condition of receiving Federal funds, a school agrees that it will not exclude, separate, deny benefits
to, or otherwise treat differently on the basis of sex any person in its educational programs or activities
unless expressly authorized to do so under Title IX or its implementing regulations.
When a school provides sex-segregated activities and facilities, transgender students must be allowed to
participate in such activities and access such facilities consistent with their gender identity.
EDIT: Credit to @DeNovosupportsGoFundMonica for pointing out the apparent error of the earlier legal opinions I relied on, stating that Trump (or any other president) could issue opinions but could not actually affect protections.
This court decision over a New Jersey case of transgender bathroom use cites such a document in its decision.
we reversed the district court’s dismissal of Grimm’s Title IX claim, relying on a guidance document issued by the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Justice
I leave the currently erroneous statements from Lambda Legal and the ACLU below:
This was only ever "guidance."
Trump's actions do not change the law itself -- transgender students remain protected by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 -- but abandoning the guidance intentionally creates confusion about what federal law requires.
Rachel Tiven, CEO of Lambda Legal
While it's disappointing to see the Trump administration revoke the guidance, the administration cannot change what Title IX means.
James Esseks, ACLU
Obama's letter itself did not add any legal protections for transgender bathroom use. Rather, it was a statement of what the executive branch desired to enforce.
The courts would decide any such cases independent of the Obama's or Trump's opinion on Title IX.
Mar, revoked protections for LGBT workers against discrimination in hiring employment: somewhat true
Two caveats: (1) it only ever applied to federal contracts, and (2) it was a purely adminstrative change, not a legal one.
Trump revoked the Executive Order 13673.
It required evidence that suppliers for federal contracts of $500k+ were in compliance with Fair Labor Standards Act, Occupational Safety and Health Act, Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Act, National Labor Relations, Davis-Bacon Act, Service Contract Act, Equal Employment Opportunity Executive Order, Rehabilitation Act, Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Civil Rights Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors Executive order, and "equivalent State laws".
These are still laws, but compliance will no longer have to be demonstrated for every contract.
Importantly, the concurrently issued Executive Order 13672 that actually covered LGBT discrimination remains in force.
And none of this matters for employers who are not federal contractors.
Apr, drops federal lawsuit over North Carolina's statewide prohibition on LGBT equality: true, but misleading
"Statewide prohibition on LGBT equality" is overstated on two counts: (1) The Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act pertains only to transgender inviduals, not lesbians, gays, or bisexuals. (2) The law is scoped strictly to bathroom use in government facilities. It does not prohibit equality in host of far more significant areas, like housing, employment, and taxes.
That said, the more glaring problem with the claim is that the Justice Department didn't drop the case over NC's transgender law because they gave up; they dropped it because North Carolina repealed the law! CNN
When North Carolina repealed the law, they passed another probibiting local governments from legislating in this area. Though this new law likewise has the ire of LGBT groups, the Justice Department has not disputed its constitutionality as it did with the previous law. (And the laws are quite different. I would argue, the Justice Dept would have a very tough case if it attempted to contest it.)
July, signals the US military will not "accept or allow" transgender people to serve: true
Then Donald Trump announced via Twitter
the United States Government will not accept or allow...Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.
For context, at the time of this answer, openly transgendered recruits have never been permitted in the U.S. military. Obama announced the restriction would be lifted, but not until a full year after his final term, in 2018.
EDIT: Note that the claim did not say that President Trump ordered or carried out the ban's continuation; the claim conservately stated that he "signaled" it, and he certainly did that.