While many visitors to Alaska are captivated by its natural beauty and wonders, President Joe Biden’s Assistant Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine had a different focus during a recent visit to the state this month.
The nation’s first openly transgender federal official, Biden’s health ambassador praised Identity Alaska, a community center that provides gender-changing resources to the LGBTQIA2S+ community.
Identity Alaska’s stance on certain terminologies, such as advising the replacement of the word “mother” with the term “egg producer,” caught the attention of Fox News.
The term “LGBTQIA2S+” refers to expressions like lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual, and something called two-spirit identities. Sometimes this is referred to as the shortened, “Alphabet People.”
Identity Inc. says children as young as kindergarten should learn about how doctors “assign” the gender to babies by making a “guess” and also included guidance on how to speak to the age group about sexual attraction, Fox reports.
The Anchorage nonprofit tells teacher to instruct students about “using accurate language for body parts and functions without assuming that there are only two sexes and that everyone within a particular sex is the same. It’s important to be able to communicate about our bodies in accurate ways.”
At 65, Levine was born male and went through most of his life as a male, before taking hormones and undergoing surgical procedures to appear as a woman, changing his name to Rachel and his legal identity to female. He holds a distinctive position in U.S. politics, using his bully pulpit at the nation’s highest level to champion the mutilation of minors and he frequently argues that such treatments can be life-saving.