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LGBT Groups Endorse Biden Reelection, Citing Pro-Trans Presidency

October 12, 2023

LGBT organizations are coalescing to endorse President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign. Major LGBT groups the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), and the Equality PAC announced their joint endorsement of Biden for president in 2024 on Tuesday, marking the first time the groups agreed on a presidential candidate.

The three groups praised the Biden administration’s promotion of LGBT ideology and condemned largely-Republican-led efforts to protect children, with HRC President Kelley Robinson saying, “LGBTQ+ Americans are living in a state of emergency and the leadership of the Biden-Harris Administration is needed now more than ever.”

Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen, the executive director of the NCTE Action Fund, said in a statement, “Without question, the Biden Administration has been the strongest advocate for the needs of transgender Americans of any presidential administration in American history.”

Biden’s record as president bears this out. To celebrate Pride month this year, Biden hosted a rainbow-themed bash on the White House lawn, featuring topless transgender-identifying activists and Pride Progress flags taking pride of place, flanked by the U.S. flag.

Biden has also injected federal health agencies with his LGBT activism. Shortly after the White House Pride extravaganza, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hosted its own Pride Summit, during which Assistant HHS Secretary Rachel Levine, a biological man who identifies as a woman, called for a “summer of Pride.” Later, Biden’s Department of Justice (DOJ) moved to shield Levine from legal discovery in a lawsuit the DOJ was involved in over an Alabama bill banning gender transition procedures for minors.

Under Biden’s tenure, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued guidance on breastfeeding for men who identify as transgender, insisting on doing away with the term “breastfeeding” and replacing it with the more inclusive “chestfeeding.”

Also on Biden’s watch, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded a grant of over $3 million to the Boston Children’s Hospital to fund gender transition surgeries for minors. Biden’s Department of Education has also proposed a change to Title IX rules which would override state or local directives and remove protections for women’s sports, allowing biological males to identify as women and join girls’ sports teams.

A recent report from The Epoch Times further reveals just how much the Biden administration has advanced the LGBT cause financially. According to the report, at least $4.1 billion in federal taxpayer money has been funneled into LGBT initiatives over the past three fiscal years. Over 1,200 federal grants and loans were issued to LGBT promotion projects, including grants of up to $2 million, between October 1, 2020, and September 30, 2023.

Examples include a $1.8 million federal grant issued in 2022 for the LGBT Life Center in Norfolk, Virginia; a $500,000 grant to a Serbian pro-LGBT group to fund “diversity, equity, and inclusion in Serbia's workplaces and business communities by promoting economic empowerment of and opportunity for LGBTQI+ people in Serbia”; a $1 million grant to Armenian LGBT group Pink Human Rights Defender; and a series of ongoing grants to Emory University totaling almost $3.5 million to study the effects of hormone drugs on anal sex for people who identify as transgender.

Through the U.S. State Department, the Biden administration has also committed itself to furthering LGBT ideology abroad, as several grants noted above demonstrate. Biden’s State Department has spent at least $5 million promoting LGBT ideology in foreign nations, including a $20,000 grant to fund drag queen shows in Ecuador; a $10,000 grant to a Portuguese LGBT activist group to finance a film festival featuring drag performances, incest, and pederasty; and a $300,000 grant to Botswana designated “to promote greater social acceptance of LGBTQI+ persons, including among influential religious groups and traditional groups” who preach or teach that homosexuality is immoral, including Roman Catholics, most evangelical Christians, Muslims, and Orthodox Jews.

U.S. ambassadors have also backed the LGBT agenda, marching in Pride parades across the globe and flying Pride flags at embassies. Biden’s Department of Homeland Security has also funded LGBT ideology, giving a grant worth more than $500,000 to an LGBT activist group to promote “sex education” to schoolchildren as young as six years old.

Biden’s transgenderism activism has also extended to the U.S. military. For example, drag shows have been hosted for children on military bases, a practice which Republican scrutiny forced the State Department to end earlier this year.

The U.S. military has suffered a significant shortfall in recruitment during Biden’s presidency, which critics say is due to its emphasis on woke and LGBT policies. Those policies include permitting cross-dressing and other gender transition procedures both on and off base, holding commanding officers responsible for alleged “biases against transgender individuals” within the ranks, and the use of drag shows and LGBT TikTok posts as recruitment material. The latest example of this is a video shared by Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, in which she and a “queer environmentalist” drag queen discuss LGBT History Month.

S.A. McCarthy serves as a news writer at The Washington Stand.