PBS Reporter Questions Biden, Echoes Trans Activist Talking Points

PBS Information White Home Correspondent Laura Barrón-López cited activist speaking factors Thursday as she posed a query to President Joe Biden, suggesting that oldsters pissed off by gender ideology in colleges are “anti-LGBTQ.”

“All around the nation, Mr. President, Republican-led states are passing anti-LGBTQ, anti-transgender legal guidelines that limit rights and medical care,” she mentioned. “Intimidation is on the rise. This week, anti-LGBTQ protesters turned violent in California. And in addition not too long ago, I spoke to the dad and mom of a transgender lady in Texas, who advised me that they’re afraid, and that they’re contemplating leaving not simply their state, however the nation.”

“Sir, why do you suppose that is taking place, and what do you say to folks like those I spoke to, to these households who’re considering leaving the nation as a result of they don’t keep protected anymore,” she requested.

Her reference to “anti-LGBTQ protesters” apparently referred to clashes between Antifa and parental rights activists in Glendale, California, after a faculty board determined to include LGBTQ+ “Satisfaction” festivals and celebrations into June faculty days and different LGBTQ+ delight supplies into curriculums.

Biden replied by saying that he wished to talk to the household she referenced. He additionally accused those that oppose gender ideology of being “hysterical and prejudiced” and seemed to be studying from a chunk of paper as he responded.

The interplay prompted hypothesis that Barrón-López had pre-screened her query with the Biden administration (Barrón-López didn’t instantly reply to a request for touch upon this level).

“A lot to say about his reply, however her ‘query’ is kind of a factor to behold,” commentator Man Benson tweeted.

“Discover how Biden learn from ready remarks in answering PBS reporter Laura Barrón-López’s ‘query’ about ‘anti-LGBTQ’ views in America, saying those that imagine males are males & ladies are ladies are ‘prejudiced,’ ‘ugly’ folks,” mentioned MRC’s Curtis Houck.

“ZERO query this was pre-screened,” Houck added. “ALL scripted.”

Barrón-López’s remarks echo the activist speaking factors of organizations just like the ACLU, the Human Rights Marketing campaign, and GLAAD — all of which advocate for “gender-affirming care” for minors.

Activist LGBTQ teams, lawmakers, and President Joe Biden’s administration have insisted that “gender-affirming care” is essential to the well-being of youth who say they establish as transgender. These activists use the phrase “gender-affirming care” to masks the grisly realities of transitioning—hormones, puberty blockers, and surgical procedures to take away or “create” breasts, take away or “create” a penis, facial feminization, and extra.

US President Joe Biden holds a joint press convention with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak within the East Room of the White Home in Washington, DC, on June 8, 2023. (Photograph by KEVIN LAMARQUE / POOL / AFP) (Photograph by KEVIN LAMARQUE/POOL/AFP by way of Getty Photos)

Whilst activists push this rhetoric, increasingly detransitioners are coming ahead and condemning the college methods, therapists, activists, and surgeons who completely altered their lives. These people, and others who converse out towards the ideological motion, face intense criticism and hatred from on-line activists, who insist that trans-identifying people have to be “affirmed.”

In 2021 alone, about 42,000 kids and teenagers throughout the U.S. obtained a gender dysphoria prognosis, in line with data compiled by Komodo for Reuters. That’s nearly double the variety of gender dysphoria diagnoses from 2020 (24,847). Between 2017 and 2021, that evaluation discovered that a minimum of 121,882 kids between the ages of 6 and 17 had been recognized with gender dysphoria. 

These numbers arguably undercount the kids who’ve undergone experimental interventions as a result of they don’t embrace remedy that wasn’t coated by insurance coverage and so they don’t embrace sufferers who weren’t recognized with gender dysphoria.

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