coronavirus pandemic during an election year where her gender identity came under relentless attack from Republicans looking for wedge issues to keep the state red.Last year, meanwhile, an evangelical minister exhorted his followers to “rise up” and “chase” the doctor out of the state.
He repeatedly referred to her as “it,” “a man,” and a “freak transvestite.”“You are absolutely insane if you let that transvestite freak rule your life,” pastor Rick Wiles screamed. “You’re going to that transvestite freak?
Seriously?”This was despite the fact that Levine — appointed by Gov. Tom Wolf (D) in 2017 as acting health secretary — had long ago proven herself–to Republican legislators who curry the favor of the religious right.Read more on queerty.com