By Jonathon Van Maren
Richard “Rachel” Levine, the Assistant Secretary for Health for President Joe Biden’s U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is again weighing in on the administration’s transgender agenda. Levine is a biological male who identifies as female and goes by “Rachel” — his hiring was trumpeted by the Biden administration as a step forward for transgender visibility.
Speaking at the Pediatric Grand Rounds Session at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, Levine spoke out against laws being passed in red states (sex change surgeries and cross-sex hormones for minors just became officially illegal in Florida), noting that the Biden administration sees supporting the trans movement’s radical agenda as a priority and has their “highest support.”
Despite a wave of laws passing across the United States restricting sex changes for children, Levine says he believes that these practices will soon be normalized. “I’m a positive and optimistic person, and I choose to be positive, optimistic,” he said. “And I think that the wheels will turn on this.”
Levine stated that he believes it will become a political liability to go up against the transgender movement’s agenda for minors. “I think that it’s not going to be politically advantageous,” he said. “It wasn’t particularly in 2022. And so I think that as we look to all the different elections in 2024, I think the next two years are going to be challenging. But I am positive and optimistic and hopeful that the wheel will turn after that and that this issue won’t be as politically and socially such a minefield.”