NEW YORK CITY, September 11, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren was the only Democrat presidential candidate to accept an invitation to RuPaul’s DragCon this weekend, a celebration of cross-dressing closely tied to the “gender fluidity” movement.
The event featured drag performances as well as panels on “topics ranging from drag tips to art, culture, and political resistance.” Warren was the only Democrat in the 2020 field to have a presence at the convention, The Hill reports, including a booth where RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Shea Couleé spoke to attendees on Warren’s behalf, and a video message from Warren herself.
Did you miss @ewarren's message to @RuPaulsDragCon? Don't worry, we saved it for you! #DragCon pic.twitter.com/7zFZpMl9Y8
— Team Warren (@TeamWarren) September 8, 2019
“I’m in this fight for full LGBTQ+ equality,” she said. “We’ve got a lot of work to do to make sure that everyone is free to be who they are and to love who they love. A record number of trans Americans were killed last year, disproportionately trans women of color. We need to call it out, and we need to fight back. Everyone should be able to go to school, to walk, to get healthcare, or to just walk down the street without fear of discrimination or violence.”
Warren was referring to a report by the left-wing Human Rights Campaign (HRC) finding “at least 26 transgender people fatally shot or killed by other violent means” in 2018 (the total number of murders in the U.S. the year before was 17,284). However, HRC’s list admitted that there were no suspects in at least two of the cases (meaning the motive is unconfirmed) and is vague about the details of several others.
In May, The Federalist’s Chad Felix Greene detailed how pro-LGBT media misrepresented three 2019 murders of transgender victims as examples of “transphobic” violence when in fact the evidence indicates they were killed for unrelated reasons.
“I’m honored to fight by your side,” Warren told the gathering of drag enthusiasts. “I hope you all have a fabulous time at DragCon.”
Every early entrant into the 2020 field was invited to DragCon but Warren was the only one “who made it happen,” Couleé said. “For me, that speaks volumes. She’s shown herself to be a great ally.”
Like the rest of the Democrat field, Warren is running as a doctrinaire “progressive” on LGBT issues, so much so that she has advocated for homosexuals to be allowed to donate blood despite increased risks of HIV, and in July added “she/her” to her Twitter biography, a display of “preferred gender pronouns” meant to signal solidarity with the transgender movement.
According to RealClearPolitics’ polling average, Warren is currently second to former Vice President Joe Biden with 18.7 percent of the vote.