Rachel Levine

Transgender HHS Official Rachel Levine Named ‘First-Ever Female Four-Star Admiral’ in Public Health Corps

The Biden administration’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Tuesday publicly announced that Rachel Levine, the transgender assistant secretary of health for HHS, had been named the nation’s first openly transgender four-star officer across any of the eight uniformed services of the United States. According to the press release, this makes Levin, a biological male, the “highest ranking official in the USPHS Commissioned Corps and its first-ever female four-star admiral.”

Dr. Rachel Levine (Tom Brenner - Pool / Getty)

Calls Come to Defund NPR After ‘Nonbinary Child, Family Explore Identity’ Segment

National Public Radio (NPR) Boston affiliate WBUR aired an interview with a Massachusetts third grader and his parents describing their experience since being “startled” by their child’s announcement that he feels like a “boy-girl” at the mere age of six. Many listeners took to Twitter to voice their concerns over what they view as “child abuse,” with some calling to defund the taxpayer-funded radio network.

The family gathers in the entryway of their house before heading out to the playground. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)