Dr. Rachel Levine Becomes First Openly Transgender Official Confirmed By The Senate

On Wednesday night, Dr. Rachel Levine, President Joe Biden‘s pick to be assistant secretary for health, became the first openly transgender person confirmed by the Senate to a federal position. Dr. Levine, a pediatrician and former health secretary in Pennsylvania, vowed to “promote policies that advance the health and well-being of all Americans” and to fight transgender youth. In a statement, Dr. Levine said she was “humbled” by the Senate’s approval and thanked the LGBTQ community for its support. “As Vice President Harris has said, I recognize that I may be the first, but am heartened by t…

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