President Joe Biden celebrates Transgender Americans and commemorates Transgender Visibility Day
WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden celebrates transgender Americans and commemorates Transgender Visibility Day by commemorating his administration’s “dangerous anti-transgender legislation attack” that has passed across state buildings across the country.
On Thursday, Biden announced new measures for transgender people to include the federal government, including a new “X” gender identifier in US passport applications starting April 11 and a new Transportation Safety Administration scanner that is gender-neutral.
The Democratic presidential administration is working to expand the availability of “X” gender identifiers in airlines and federal travel programs, and will make it easier for transgender people to change their gender information in Social Security administration records.
Visitors to the White House will soon be able to select an “X” gender identifying option on the White House staff and visitor entry system, which is used to conduct screening background checks for visitors to the Executive Mansion.
“Transgender Americans are facing discrimination, harassment and opportunities,” Biden wrote in a statement on the occasion. “Last year, hundreds of anti-transgender bills were proposed across the United States, most of them targeting transgender children. Attacks continue this year. This bill is wrong. “
Biden planned to release a video message to transgender Americans on Thursday.
In Florida, Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona will meet with LGBTQ + students in light of the state’s new law that prohibits instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity through third grade in kindergarten. Republicans argue that parents should discuss these issues with their children. Democrats say the law is satanic by excluding LGBTQ people from classroom lessons.
HHS, the White House said, would be the first agency to fly the Trans Pride flag.