Charlie Kirk showed up dressed for the occasion.
Kirk — the head of Turning Point USA, a conservative political-advocacy group — took the stage this spring at Indiana University of Pennsylvania wearing a navy-blue T-shirt that read: “There are only two genders.”
The rural state university, in a former coal-mining town, had become one of the latest battlegrounds in the nation’s culture wars. A senior there, Lake Ingle, told conservative media outlets he had been kicked out of a religious-studies class because he argued that only two genders exist. His professor said it was his disruptive behavior, not any debate over the number of genders, that was the problem.
The battle became a national news story. “College student kicked out of class for telling professor there are only two genders,” proclaimed Fox News. Ingle gave interviews, too, to alt-right outlets such as Red Ice TV, a YouTube channel hosted by the “pro-European” white nationalist Henrik Palmgren….