San Francisco's new Guaranteed Income for Trans People (GIFT) program will offer trans people $1,200 each month for 18 months.
No, this is not The Babylon Bee:
The city released this statement:
GIFT is one of several programs the City is developing, implementing, and evaluating to identify how to best support San Francisco residents and promote economic stability and recovery.
In addition to the money, the city plans on offering program participants gender-affirming medical and mental health care, case management, specialty care services and financial coaching.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed said:
We know that our trans communities experience much higher rates of poverty and discrimination, so this program will target support to lift individuals in this community up. We will keep building on programs like this to provide those in the greatest need with the financial resources and services to help them thrive.
Now, you're probably wondering how that's going to work in California, where 9.1% of people identify as LGBTQ+ (and San Francisco has the highest rate in the state), $1,200 per month for that many people would be a lot of money.
The city has that problem covered as the program is only available to the first 55 people that sign up, and participants cannot have an income over $600 per month.
Given San Francisco's cost of living, they're essentially looking for a very small number of homeless trans people to virtue signal with.
Considering the city was estimated to have about 20,000 homeless people throughout this year, I'm sure they'll find 55 willing to be trans for $1,200 per month!