Biden’s LGBT agen­da becomes mired in elec­tion-year pol­i­tics

Biden’s LGBT agenda becomes mired in election-year politics

Two news sto­ries in the last week under­score the Biden administration‘s bal­anc­ing act with LGBT caus­es as the 2024 elec­tion approach­es.
The first was that, hav­ing declared March 31 the annu­al Trans­gen­der Day of Vis­i­bil­i­ty in 2021, Pres­i­dent Joe Biden hon­ored the new tra­di­tion along­side East­er on Sun­day, out­rag­ing con­ser­v­a­tives in the process.
The sec­ond is that the admin­is­tra­tion will report­ed­ly delay imple­ment­ing new rules on trans­gen­der sports par­tic­i­pa­tion until after the Novem­ber elec­tion.

Press sec­re­tary Karine Jean-Pierre defend­ed the White House from con­tro­ver­sy, not­ing that Trans­gen­der Day of Vis­i­bil­i­ty con­sis­tent­ly falls on March 31, with the tim­ing of East­er Sun­day being a coin­ci­dence. Even so, her response indi­cates how out of touch the Biden White House has become, argues Repub­li­can strate­gist Jai Chabria.
“I don’t think that this one issue will have a huge impact on the elec­tion, but I do think it points out how co-opt­ed the Biden White House has become by the hard Left,” he said. “It’s anoth­er brush stroke that paints a pic­ture of him being out of touch with most Amer­i­cans.”
The episode is one of many where Biden’s sup­port of LGBT caus­es, and trans­gen­der rights in par­tic­u­lar, has result­ed in con­ser­v­a­tive back­lash. He appoint­ed Rachel Levine as the first trans­gen­der four-star admi­ral in 2021 and held an elab­o­rate Pride month cel­e­bra­tion at the White House last June that was …