San Francisco's Transgender Welfare Program Gives Priority to 'BIPOC,' Sex Workers, Illegal Immigrants, Ex-Cons

San Francisco mayor raises transgender flag (Pax Ahimsa Gethen/Wikimedia Commons)
October 5, 2023

San Francisco is prioritizing "Black, Indigenous, and People of Color" (BIPOC) recipients—as well as sex workers, illegal immigrants, and ex-convicts—in its transgender guaranteed income program.

Documents obtained by Judicial Watch show that San Francisco's Guaranteed Income for Transgender People (GIFT) program, which the left-wing city implemented last year, gives preference to "Black and Latinx transgender women." It also prioritizes individuals who are "formerly incarcerated," engage in "survival sex trades," or are "undocumented."

The program provides each low-income transgender resident of San Francisco a monthly stipend of $1,200 for up to 18 months to "address financial insecurity," according to a March 2022 document.

The documents also set enrollment goals for 55 participants, calling for the group to be "66% BIPOC, at least 30% Black Trans Women, and at least 20% Latinx Trans Women."

GIFT is not the only race-based welfare initiative in San Francisco. Others include the Black Economic Equity Movement, which provides monthly payments of $500 to black young adults, and the city-run Abundant Birth Project, which provides $1,000 a month to "Black and Pacific Islander mothers," the Washington Free Beacon reported.

"These disturbing new documents confirm how, among other leftist extremist policies, San Francisco is abusing tax dollars to give cash to individuals based on race and transgender quotas," Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said in a statement.