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Candace Owens vs. transgender people

Candace Owens is a conservative American writer and anti-transgender activist.


Candace Amber Owens was born on April 29, 1989. She grew up in Stamford, Connecticut. She graduated from Stamford High School and attended University of Rhode Island, but she dropped out before completing her degree.

After an internship at Vogue, she worked at a private equity firm in administration.

She married George Farmer in 2019. They have two children.

In 2021, she joined The Daily Wire, where she hosts Candace, a political talk show.

Anti-transgender activism

In 2017, Owens supporting banning transgender people without bottom surgery from serving in the United States military.

In 2022, she falsely claimed the Robb Elementary School shooter could be transgender.

In 2022, Owens described Drag Queen Story Hour as “child abuse”, adding that parents who take their children “should have their children taken away from them.”

In 2022, Owens said that society would benefit by discriminating more against transgender and non-binary people.

In 2023, she said “It is worse than Jim Crow laws because we are mutilating the bodies of children. […] It is Frankenstein. These are human experiments that are being performed on children.”


Staff report (April 6, 2023). Candace Owens says the existence of trans people is “worse than Jim Crow laws.” Media Matters for America

Bernstein, Joseph (May 15, 2018). The Newest Star of the Trump Movement Ran a Trump-Bashing Publication – Less Than Two Years Ago. BuzzFeed [archive]

Alcorn, Chauncey (June 23, 2018). Critics call out Candace Owens’ transphobic views and want Kanye West, Caitlyn Jenner to do the same. Mic [archive]

Yurcaba, Jo; Goggin, Ben; Collins, Ben. Trans woman’s photo used to spread baseless online theory about Texas shooter. NBC News

Sardarizadeh, Shayan; Devlin, Kayleen (May 27, 2022). Texas shooting: How false rumours spread that gunman was trans. BBC News

Assunção, Muri (December 13, 2022). Candace Owens calls for discrimination against trans, nonbinary people: ‘Society would be safer if we discriminated more’. New York Daily News


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