Trump appoints Chief of Staff who oversaw ‘most overtly anti-LGBTQ Republican platform in history’

President Elect Donald Trump is continuing to appoint people to his White House team.

Yesterday it was announced that Republican National Committee (RNC) Chair Reince Priebus will be the new Chief of Staff.

Priebus has been head of the RNC since 2011. He has defended the GOP opposition to same-sex marriage and has said that ‘the best scenario for kids’ is opposite-sex parents.

He has been criticized by LGBT advocacy group HRC for overseeing ‘the passage of the most overtly anti-LGBTQ Republican platform in history’.

This again includes opposition to same-sex marriage and support for adoption agencies that refuse same-sex couples, among other measures.

Bannon for Senior Counsel

In addition to Priebus, former Brietbart News Chairman Steve Bannon is to be chief strategist and senior counselor to Trump.

Bannon took leave from Brietbart, which he ran for four years, in August to take on the role of CEO of the Trump election campaign.

So-called ‘alt-right’ news website Brietbart has been criticized for attracting an extremist following.

It has also received flack for giving a platform to anti-LGBT campaigners and using words offensive to the trans community in headlines.

A former staffer, Ben Shapiro, wrote, ‘Breitbart has become the alt-right go-to website, with [Milo] Yiannopoulos pushing white ethno-nationalism as a legitimate response to political correctness, and the comment section turning into a cesspool for white supremacist mememakers.’

Yiannopoulous is a gay writer who was infamously barred from Twitter earlier this year after writing a damning review of the latest Ghostbusters movie, which included attacking the appearance of African American actress Leslie Jones.

Both Bannon and Yiannopoulous were scheduled guest speakers at the right-wing David Horowitz Freedom Center Restoration Weekend in Palm Beach, Florida, this past weekend.

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