Biden Flies Transgender Flags at White House to Celebrate ‘Day of Visibility'
'Transgender Day of Visibility recognizes the generations of struggle'
Democrat Joe Biden is displaying transgender flags at the White House to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility, officals say.
The Director of Political Strategy and Outreach Emmy Ruiz said Biden is flying the pastel pink and blue and transgender flag on Wednesday.
“Imagine being a trans kid and feeling seen by the highest office in the land. And not just seen, but loved and cared for,” she wrote on social media.
Biden said in a statement:
“Transgender Day of Visibility recognizes the generations of struggle, activism, and courage that have brought our country closer to full equality for transgender and gender non-binary people in the United States and around the world."
Biden recognized the activist's “hard-fought” efforts to give transgender people “the bravery to live openly and authentically.”
“This hard-fought progress is also shaping an increasingly accepting world in which peers at school, teammates and coaches on the playing field, colleagues at work, and allies in every corner of society are standing in support and solidarity with the transgender community,” the statement read.
Biden also warned of discrimination, harassment, violence, and systemic barriers affecting the transgender community.
“The crisis of violence against transgender women, especially transgender women of color, is a stain on our Nation’s conscience,” the statement added.
Biden also noted the important gains for the trans community, which included the Senate confirmation of Rachel Levine as assistant secretary for health in the Department of Health and Human Services.
“Vice President Harris and I affirm that transgender Americans make our Nation more prosperous, vibrant, and strong,” the statement concluded.
“I urge my fellow Americans to join us in uplifting the worth and dignity of every transgender person.”
Biden's recent transgender order allowed free gender reassignment surgery for active military personnel and veterans, paid for by the American taxpayer.
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Biden's order will allow treatments costing upward of $200,000 for military members.
Tucked away inside Biden's order is a clause “Enabling All Qualified Americans to Serve Their Country in Uniform,” repealing an Obama-era policy that prohibited federally funded reassignment surgery.