CDC canceled LGBTQ youth summit because Trump won the election

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reportedly shelved plans for an upcoming LGBTQ youth summit, worried how President Trump and his administration would react to the event.

An anonymous source tells Talking Points Memo it was “supposed to be a big deal. They had a whole communications team on it, it was going to be on Facebook live. The intention was to plan a 5-year agenda.”

Internal department memos obtained by TPM reference a day’s worth of planned events, during which “national leaders” would convene at the CDC’s Roybal campus in Atlanta, GA “to address the health and well-being of LGBTQ youth.”

According to the source, initial planning for the event began last September, with weekly planning sessions held until the election in November.

Planning was abruptly halted and the event was indefinitely postponed following Trump’s win.

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