Libs of TikTok’s Chaya Raichik says she doesn’t believe in gender-affirming care

A still of Chaya Raichik, LibsOfTikTok founder, on Fox New wearing a pink top and smiling

Libs of TikTok creator Chaya Raichik has said she doesn’t believe in gender-affirming care in response to being asked about the death of non-binary teenager Nex Benedict. 

Raichik was grilled on a range of topics during an interview with Washington Post journalist Taylor Lorenz.

The Libs of TikTok founder has feuded with Lorenz since she published an article in April 2022 revealing that the hard-right pundit was indeed running the anti-LGBTQ+ Twitter page. 

The hour-long interview, which as been published to YouTube, saw Raichik refer to the LGBTQ+ movement as “radicalised”. She then said “there’s two sexes and that’s it”. 

“Anything out of that is just based on lies and nonsense,” she added. 

Later in the interview Lorenz asked about the death of 16-year-old Benedict, which Raichik called “very tragic” and “horrible”, before adding that she doesn’t believe in gender-affirming care for non-binary people. 

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Benedict, 16, died on 8 February, one day after telling their family they had been involved in a physical altercation in the toilets at Owasso High School. 

Preliminary information from the medical examiner’s office, shared by the Owasso Police Department, indicated that Benedict “did not die as a result of trauma”. An official cause of death is “currently pending”.  

Raichik was appointed as an adviser to Oklahoma’s state library committee in January.