Biden Admin Shells Out $200,000 For LGBTQ ‘Mentoring Program’ Connecting Teens With Adults

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A Nebraska professor was handed over $200,000 from the National Institute of Health (NIH) in June for a program to connect LGBTQ youth with LGBTQ adults for “mentoring,” according to the grant.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Professor Katie Edwards is piloting the “Online Mentoring Program to Prevent Adversities Among Trans and Other Gender Minority Youth” program, which was handed over $200,000 from the NIH, according to the grant’s description. The program plans to connect LGBTQ youth with adult LGBTQ “mentors” to promote “social-emotional skills acquisition.” (RELATED: School Boards Rebel Against California AG’s Gender Ideology Guidance)

“Few mentoring programs exist specifically for TGMY, and those that do have not been rigorously evaluated” and “often require guardian permission,” the grant’s description reads. TGMY stands for “transgender and other gender minority youth.”

A Transgender Flag hangs near people wearing face masks as they attend The TransFest 2023 in the Queens borough of New York City on July 29, 2023. (Photo by Leonardo Munoz / AFP)

The program plans to recruit 140 LGBTQ youth from social media and LGBTQ organizations, according to the grant. The project is aimed at testing an online mentoring and skill-building program for LGBTQ youth between the ages of 14 to 17.

LGBTQ youth experience high rates of psychosocial behavioral health issues which are rooted in “gender-related minority stress” which can be caused by “family rejection” and “internalized transphobia,” according to the grant’s description.

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The program will measure the efficacy of the LGBTQ youth mentoring program to reduce “mental health problems, self- harm, alcohol and drug use, sexual risk-taking,” according to the grant’s description.

The NIH has spent millions of dollars researching puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones since 2008.

The projected started July 1 and will end Jan. 31, 2025, according to the grant’s description. The NIH shelled out over $20,000 in February to research “trauma” caused to “LGBTQ people of color,” according to a separate grant. They also handed over more than $200,000 to a Seattle Hospital to create a sex-education tool for LGBTQ youth on Sept. 6, according to a different grant’s description.

Edwards and the NIH did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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