Biden White House Highlights Transgender Identity After Nashville Shooting

Following the attack on a Christian elementary school in Nashville, Tennesse, the Biden administration issued a number of proclamations and policy changes supporting the transgender identity movement.

The latest statements came following Monday’s shooting at the Covenant School left three children and three adults dead.

The White House made formal statements in support of the “Transgender Day of Visibility.”

President Biden said in a statement that transgender people “shape our nation’s soul.”

The president also tweeted out a message of support for the transgender community. He said that the White House will “never stop working to create a world where you won’t have to be brave just to be yourself.”

The president issued a proclamation that stated that transgender Americans were a crucial part of the nation. He said that “too many” transgender citizens are denied “rights and freedoms.”

Biden wrote that a “wave of discriminatory state laws is targeting transgender youth, terrifying families and hurting kids who are not hurting anyone.”

He said that the worst effects were facing transgender women and “girls of color.”

The president claimed that there was an “epidemic of violence” facing transgender Americans.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced this week that it would allow immigrants to select their own gender on official forms.

According to the agency, immigrants can choose a “self-identified gender marker for individuals requesting immigration benefits.”

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a report entitled “Moving Beyond Change Efforts: Evidence and Action to Support and Affirm LGBTQI+ Youth.”

The report included a number of individual components, including “Enrollment Assistance for LGBT Communities” to sign up for Obamacare and for preventing substance abuse. Included in the report is a “Resource Guide” for “Helping Families to Support Their LBGT Children.”

Included in the report is the assertion that questioning gender identity issues is “dangerous, discredited and ineffective.”

Denial of such identities can lead to “significant harms, such as increased risk of suicidality and suicide attempts, as well as other negative outcomes including severe psychological distress and depression.”