Fact Check: Biden Did NOT Say America Has Become A Nation Of Gays

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  • by: Jamal Halaby
Fact Check: Biden Did NOT Say America Has Become A Nation Of Gays Fact Check: Biden Did NOT Say America Has Become A Nation Of Gays No Such Quote

Is it true that President Joe Biden said the United States has become a nation of gays? No, that's not true: According to the transcript of Biden's remarks at a Pride Celebration, posted on the White House's website, he did not say that America is a nation of gays. He reiterated his support for the LGBTQ+ community at a June 10, 2023, picnic on the South Lawn, billed as the largest LGBTQ+ gathering in the history of the White House.

The claim appeared in a video (archived here) posted on TikTok on June 18, 2023, under the title: "Biden declares America's transformation into a nation of gays."

The Arabic video was translated into English by Lead Stories. It opened:

Peace be upon you! Biden has told the world that the American nation is gay. Why did the United States, Canada and Britain force themselves into this scene? Why did it [U.S.] stoop itself and its people to this minority? What is the use of supporting a minority, which actually has no political advantages.

At the end of the four-minute, 23-second video, the speaker concluded:

We must understand the dangers (of such moves), which are not in support of gays or out of love for them or any other minority ... but aim at creating a conflict and opening the door for interfering in other nations.

This is what the post looked like on TikTok at the time of writing:

Biden LGBTQ+.jpg

(Source: TikTok screenshot taken on Mon Jun 19 13:25:30 2023 UTC)

According to Reuters, Biden's Pride Celebration was meant to reassure the LGBTQ+ community. It said he called for "new measures to protect the rights and safety of LGBTQ+ people amid a spate of what he called 'terrifying' attacks and legislation."

The Associated Press said the White House Celebration was aimed at showing "LGBTQ+ people that his administration has their back at a time when advocates are warning of a spike in discriminatory legislation, particularly aimed at the transgender community, sweeping through statehouses."

And NBC News wrote that Pride Month was being celebrated as "state legislators have introduced at least 525 bills and enacted 78 that whittle away at LGBTQ rights."

CNN quoted Biden in a tweet:

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  Jamal Halaby

Jamal Halaby is a fact-checker, who has been working with Lead Stories for nearly two years, helping bring the truth and factual information to the organization's global audience. With extensive background in investigative journalism and content writing and editing in Arabic and English, Jamal uses that experience to expose a burgeoning market of misinformation and disinformation. Previously, he worked as a writer for the Associated Press and several other reputable international news organizations. He has a passion for empirical analysis and discerning the veracity of the news.

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