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This yr, Transgender Day of Visibility will fall on the identical day as Easter Sunday, inflicting outcry from Christians throughout the US.

March thirty first will mark Easter Sunday and the fifteenth annual Transgender Day of Visibility – which is well known internationally, not simply within the US.

Joe Biden launched a press release forward of the date, affirming his dedication to serving the LGBTQ+ group, who’re “part of the fabric of our Nation”.

He added: “I call upon all Americans to join us in lifting up the lives and voices of transgender people throughout our Nation and to work toward eliminating violence and discrimination based on gender identity.”

Biden’s assertion on the White House web site stirred controversy on social media from individuals who argued the day shouldn’t coincide with Easter Sunday.

Christians have taken to social media to specific their outrage on the conflict of the 2 celebrations, arguing that it’s disrespectful to their faith.

One individual wrote on X: “Why Easter of all days? This is very disrespectful to the Christians. They need stop tolerating everything,” with one other claiming “we need God now more than ever”.

Another quoted the Declaration of Independence, including: “Corrupt politicians do not represent our country. America is founded on Christian values. God.

“Beginning of the Declaration of Independence. We maintain these truths to be self-evident, that every one males are created equal, that they’re endowed by their Creator with sure unalienable Rights, that amongst these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”


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Transgender Day of Visibility was started 15 years ago by Rachel Crandall-Crocker, a psychotherapist and the executive director of the nonprofit advocacy group Transgender Michigan.

The Williams Institute, a research center at UCLA’s law school, released a study in 2022 that found more than 1.6 million people in the US identify at transgender.

In 2023, Joe Biden recognized Transgender Day of Visibility by issuing a statement after ending the ban on transgender people serving in the military.

He said: “Today, we ship a message to all transgender Americans: You are cherished. You are heard. You are understood. You belong. You are America, and my whole Administration and I’ve your again.”

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