In a video posted to Twitter on Monday that Elon Musk later rebuked him for, President Joe Biden claimed that kids who claim to be “LGBTQ” are “all our kids,” a claim that many found disturbing because it reduces a family’s autonomy.
Making that claim, Biden said, “These are our kids. These are our neighbors. Not somebody else’s kids; they’re all our kids. And our children are the kite strings that hold our national ambitions aloft. It matters a great deal how we treat everyone in this country. LGBTQ Americans, especially children, you are loved, you are heard, and this administration has your back.”
Elon, in response, said, “You are the government. They are NOT your kids.”
That “Pride” celebration eventually happened, with the White House hoisting the rainbow flag and flying it in between two American flags. During the event, Rose Montoya, a transgender model and activist appeared shirtless, disturbing many people and causing an online firestorm.
Somewhat surprisingly, the Biden White House condemned Montoya’s behavior in a statement about the incident that was released on Tuesday in which it described the flashing incident as “inappropriate and disrespectful,” saying,
“This behavior is inappropriate and disrespectful for any event at the White House. It is not reflective of the event we hosted to celebrate LGBTQI+ families or the other hundreds of guests who were in attendance. Individuals in the video will not be invited to future events.“