NEWSMAX – The Biden administration says it will encourage youths to pursue all forms of gender-affirmation care in their respective states, including sex-reassignment surgery.
In a recent interview with MSNBC, Dr. Rachel Levine, the assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the first openly transgender federal official in a Senate-confirmed role, said transgender youths should follow their hearts with gender-affirming treatments, even in states where such procedures are prohibited.
“So, we really want to base our treatment and affirm our support to empower these youths not to limit their participation in activities in sports, and even limit their ability to get gender-affirmation treatment in their state,” said Levine.
Levine said there have been a number of “politically motivated attacks through state actions” against transgender youths, while also lamenting the mental-health wellness of this “vulnerable” community of young people.
Levine added: “One supportive adult. That often is a teacher, or some other school personnel. And the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill is very damaging to their health.”
The last Levine quote is a reference to Florida’s “Parental Rights in Education” bill, which forbids elementary school teachers from discussing sexual orientation or graphically sexual ideologies with pupils from kindergarten to third grade … READ MORE.
Twitter won’t remove Marjorie Taylor Greene tweets
by: Caroline Vakil, Jul 19, 2022
(The Hill) — Twitter is allowing several anti-transgender tweets from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) that reference HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine to remain on its platform.
In one tweet, Greene includes a clip of a video of Levine, who is transgender, during an MSNBC appearance in which the Biden administration official says,
“We really want to base our treatment and to affirm and to support and empower these youth, not to limit their participation in activities to sports and even limit their ability to get gender affirmation treatment in their state … ”