Yesterday, while the former vice president accepted the HELP HERO Humanitarian Award in New York City, he expressed his disappointment about Trump’s recent roll back of protections for transgender youth.
He accused the current administration of attempting to “shift the focus” of LGBT issues. “As much great work as we’ve done, we face some real challenges ahead. We thought things were moving in the right direction,” Joe Biden admitted. “But there’s a changing landscape out there, folks, and we have a hell of a lot of work to do.”
Biden believes the White House is concerned with the wrong issues when it comes to the LGBT community.
“Instead of focusing on the fact that 40 percent of the homeless youth on the street are identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender [and] rejected by their families out on the street, and what do we do about that, we’re now focusing on whether or not a transgender child, which bathroom they can use.”
He later added: “This isn’t politics, guys. This isn’t Democrat/Republican, this is life and death. This is sanity and insanity.”