By Jonathon Van Maren
On March 30, 2022, Joe Biden released a presidential proclamation for the so-called “Transgender Day Of Visibility.” The proclamation stated:
The First Lady, the Vice President, the Second Gentleman, and my entire Administration see you for who you are — made in the image of God and deserving of dignity, respect, and support. On this day and every day, we recognize the resilience, strength, and joy of transgender, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming people. We celebrate the activism and determination that have fueled the fight for transgender equality. We acknowledge the adversity and discrimination that the transgender community continues to face across our Nation and around the world.
These days, LGBTQ representation is everywhere in the media, politics, and the big and small screen, so transgender visibility is a cultural constant. But according to Biden, the work of the transgender movement is just beginning — the pushback to the LGBT agenda must be faced, and destroyed:
In the past year, hundreds of anti-transgender bills in States were proposed across America, most of them targeting transgender kids. The onslaught has continued this year. These bills are wrong. Efforts to criminalize supportive medical care for transgender kids, to ban transgender children from playing sports, and to outlaw discussing LGBTQI+ people in schools undermine their humanity and corrode our Nation’s values.
In a recorded video, Biden added to his proclamation by condemning the “onslaught” of “anti-transgender” legislation across the country that he called “hateful” and “just wrong,” and assured the movement that he would be working to ensure equality “on the playing field” as well as “in the classroom.” How biological males dominating women’s sports means equality on the playing field (or in the swimming pool) Biden didn’t say, but he called on legislators once again to pass the radical Equality Act, which would remake American in the image of the LGBT revolution and eliminate pro-life laws across the country.
The lines Biden is reciting are obviously not his. The vast majority of his career was over long before transgenderism went mainstream, and if you’d have told, say, Sen. Joe Biden that one day he’d be championing the right of children to get sex changes, he would have laughed you off — or perhaps even gotten furious with you. But like the rest of his party, he has floated along with the cultural tides, and we are now treated to an obviously elderly man, slightly slurring his lines, repeating what the LGBT movement wants him to say. He doesn’t need to understand this new phase of the revolution. He just needs to support it.
For example, in his recorded statement Biden said this: “To parents of transgender children, affirming your child’s identity is one of the most powerful things you can do to keep them safe and healthy.” Does he know that most children grow out of gender dysphoria on their own? Is he aware of the permanent damage so-called transgender “treatments” do to developing bodies? Does he realize that tens of thousands of children are embarking on a path that will deprive them of their ability to bear children or feel sexual pleasure in the future — before they’re old enough to vote, drink, or drive?