Isn't it appropriate that the day preceding April Fool's Day is "TDoV": The International Transgender Day of Visibility? It's a magical day when people can celebrate their transcendence over biology, a day when LGBTQ folks can fool people into thinking that males can be females and females can be males. Trans male athletes in particular are really crushing it with their new gender (note trans Australian footballer Hannah Mouncey crushing a female opponent in the photo).
Despite quarantines and social distancing, "this day will go on across social media and in the hearts and minds of trans people and allies, and that includes our transgender athletes," writes Dawn Ennis of SB Nation Outsports, a fervent believer in this gender identity magic.
TDoV 2020 "is especially poignant for those living in Idaho and their supporters, who have vowed to fight on despite two new laws that put that state at the top of the list of transphobic, discriminatory state laws in the United States."
Ennis is referring to Idaho Gov. Brad Little this week signing two bills into law that are raining heavily on the LGBT's TDoV parade. The “Fairness In Women’s Sports Act” will prevent high school boys from declaring they're girls so they can dominate female sports.
The second new Idaho law will stop something transgenders do to skirt their biology. It bans people from changing the gender marker on their birth certificates after the first year. Athletes who've recognized their actual gender for decades suddenly get the urge to change the gender listed on their birth certificates and driver's licenses to try to convince the world that they really weren't who they appeared to be.
Trans triathlete Chris Mosier and U.S. "lesbian" women's soccer team member Ali Krieger unsuccessfully lobbied the governor to veto the bills, pressuring him to join the gender-bending fantasy.
What's happened in Idaho, Ennis wails, is part of a national trend, "a flood of bills designed to curtail transgender rights, and specifically options for trans youth. They’ve called for steps from eliminating transgender students, girls mainly, from participation in high school sports, to draconian measures that would imprison health care professionals who provide gender-affirmative care."
Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen, deputy executive director for the National Center for Transgender Equality, also decries the actions in Idaho to slow the run-away trans athletes' freight train:
“Our country is facing an unprecedented health crisis, and Gov. Little and members of the Idaho Legislature have prioritized attacking transgender student athletes with this discriminatory and unnecessary new law. State leaders should focus on protecting public health and safety, not on attacking vulnerable youth who want to play on a team with their peers. With so much suffering right now, Idaho is making sure trans kids suffer more.”
Boise State University trans runner Lindsay Hecox, who's trying to identify as a gender that doesn't exist for him, says Idaho is trying to fix a problem that doesn't exist. He falsely says the laws deny him the opportunity to compete in sports.:
"It’s unfair, unnecessary and discriminatory, and it ignores the commitment we’ve made to rigorous training and the importance of athletic competition to our lives.”