Fox's Erickson Dismisses Transgender People: "A Person Is Born Male or Female And That's Their Gender"

Equality Matters
August 7, 2013

One day after calling Texas State Senator Wendy Davis "Abortion Barbie," Fox News contributor Erick Erickson slammed transgender individuals.

In response to a pro-transgender op-ed posted on, Erickson wrote a series of tweets on August 7 stating that transgender people are mentally ill - a claim not supported by medical experts - and conflating sex with gender.