San Francisco Is Giving Free Money To Transgender People — And They’re Prioritizing Prostitutes, Illegal Migrants

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San Francisco launched its Guaranteed Income For Transgender People (GIFT) program Tuesday, which will give $1,200 per month to 55 San Francisco residents who earn less than $600 monthly an identify as transgender, nonbinary, gender non-conforming or intersex, according to the program’s website.

The program will prioritize illegal migrants, people involved in prostitution, non-English speakers,  disabled people and the homeless, according to the program website. Those selected through the current application process will be part of a pilot program lasting 18 months, though the program will be extended depending on city funding.

Recipients will be required to stay in the San Francisco area to continue receiving funding, though they’re allowed to independently earn up to $4,000 monthly, according to the site. The money will be disbursed through Visa gift cards that are automatically reloaded each month. (RELATED: Thousands Of Voters Choose Drag Queen ‘Maebe A. Girl’ Over Adam Schiff)

Recipients will not have to report their spending, but will be required to fill out a survey on the program’s impact every three months.

Funding will come from various city government entities including the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, Lyon Martin Community Health, the city’s Transgender District and the Office of Transgender Initiatives.

Palm Springs, California planned a similar program in April which will offer transgender residents $900 per month.

GIFT organizers did not respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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