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Exclusive: Republican LGBT Group Reacts to Biden's Transgender Day Message

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Joe Biden's social media post celebrating Transgender Day of Visibility, which fell on Easter this year, ignited a new wave of backlash from conservatives, including from a prominent Republican LGBT group.On Sunday afternoon, Biden posted on X, formerly Twitter: "Today, on Transgender Day of Visibility, I have a simple message to all trans Americans: I see you.

You are made in the image of God, and you're worthy of respect and dignity."The social media post by Biden, who is a Catholic and had posted an Easter message hours earlier, was met with swift criticism, amassing more than 14,000 comments in a few hours.Log Cabin Republicans, according to its website is the "nation's original and largest organization representing LGBT conservatives and straight allies," reacted to Biden's Transgender Day of Visibility X post in an exclusive statement to Newsweek on Sunday.The International Transgender Day of Visibility was created on March 31, 2009, and has continued to be celebrated every March 31 for more than a decade.

The day is meant to not only honor transgender people, but raise awareness of the discrimination they continue to face.Easter, a Christian holiday that usually falls between March 22 and April 25 every year, is celebrated on the first Sunday after the full moon on or following the spring equinox.On Friday, the White House sent out an announcement, a formality marking the annual event, proclaiming March 31, 2024, as Transgender Day of Visibility.

In the announcement, Biden wrote, "Today, we send a message to all transgender Americans: You are loved. You are heard. You are understood.

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