- Rachel Levine became the highest-ranking openly-trans official in the country when she was confirmed as assistant secretary for health for the Department of Health and Human Services.
- Experts said it’s important to have diversity, including members of the LGBTQ community, in the nation’s top leadership.
- The Biden administration has pledged to use advocacy, policy changes and legal challenges to fight anti-LGBTQ measures.
“We have to stand up. We have to take a stand on behalf of those who are being hurt. We have to be doctors. This is what we do, even when it’s difficult,” she told the medical conference.