President Biden released a video message to mark International Transgender Day of Visibility on Thursday, saying that transgender people are “made in the image of God” and that their parents should affirm their gender identity.
Biden, who as a senator backed an array of anti-LGBT legislation, slammed what he called “hateful bills” in several states that restrict transgender participation in girls’ sports and limit discussion of sexuality and gender identity.
“To everyone celebrating Transgender Day of Visibility, I want you to know that your president sees you — Jill, Kamala, Doug, our entire administration sees you — for who you are: made an image of God and deserving of dignity, respect and support,” Biden said in a video message name-checking the first lady, vice president and second gentleman.
“We know it’s hard when there are those out there who don’t see you, don’t respect you,” the president added. “For example, the onslaught of anti-transgender state laws attacking you and your families is simply wrong.”
“This administration is standing up for you against all these hateful bills,” Biden said. “And we’re committed to advancing transgender equality in the classroom, on the playing field, at work, in our military, and our housing and health care systems — everywhere, simply everywhere.”
Here is the speech:
The White House even put out a fact sheet:
Providing resources on the importance of gender affirming care for children and adolescents. The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health has developed a resource to inform parents and guardians, educators, and other persons supporting children and adolescents with information on what is gender-affirming care and why it is important to transgender, nonbinary, and other gender expansive young people’s well-being.
Anthony Fauci is not the worst doctor in this Administration. They have people advocating for the chemical and sexual mutilation of children.
This is the culture war if our time.
Do we allow the government to mutilate our children in pursuit of a radical ideology and social contagion that didn’t exist two decades ago?
And it is a social contagion.
Stop letting your kids consume content from woke corporations who want to push their LGBTQ agenda on them. pic.twitter.com/Dfb3Rds3U0
— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) March 31, 2022
Kids have always wanted to emulate heroes on TV. Today’s heroes switch gender.
We cannot allow them to win.
We must push back and defeat them on every front.
The future health of our children is at stake.