Democrats Showcase “Trans Day of Visibility” on Easter

Easter Sunday was eclipsed this year by a newer, lesser-known “holiday.”

What’s happening: From state governors to U.S. cabinet officials to the President of the United States, “Transgender Day of Visibility” was proclaimed and celebrated by prominent Democrats on Easter Sunday.

  • Context: Created in 2009, the Transgender Day of Visibility has been a small, obscure event, primarily acknowledged by transgender activists. President Joe Biden became the first president to officially recognize the event in 2021.

Why it matters: Most Americans took Sunday, March 31 to celebrate Easter — the most important holiday on the Christian calendar. In a bizarre move, top Democrats nationwide made it a priority to produce videos and issue statements on the transgender “holiday” only a small fraction of Americans are aware of or concerned about.

March madness? In an election year where Republicans have been gaining momentum, Democrats appear to be setting priorities that are disconnected from the concerns of ordinary Americans.

  • The logic: Although modern-day Americans have a complicated relationship with religion, statistics show that 80 percent still celebrate Easter. Only around one-third of Americans are in favor of progressing the transgender agenda.

The backlash: House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) called the president’s proclamation of the transgender visibility day “outrageous and abhorrent,” while the Trump campaign demanded President Biden apologize “to the millions of Catholics and Christians across America.”

Target audience: Top Democrats seem beholden to young progressives on major issues, but will that loyalty extend both ways in the ballot booth? Youth voters are dissatisfied with President Biden, while the more convincible (and much-needed) Independent voters are largely ignored.

  • A bold strategy: After years of expanding access to sex change surgeries — including for minors — and hosting vulgar LGBT celebrations on the White House lawn, the Biden team’s strategy of appealing to their radical base may end up a costly one come the November elections.

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