San Francisco launches guaranteed income program for transgender people

The San Francisco Transgender Guaranteed Income Program application offers over 130 gender, sexuality, and pronoun options and encourages participants to “check all that apply.”

The Guaranteed Income for Transgender People (GIFT) program will provide $1,200 a month for a year and a half to 55 “economically marginalized transgender people” who earn less than $600 a month. However, according to the program’s website, participants can earn a maximum of $4,000 per month and still be enrolled in the program.

Pronoun options in the application include “Zie/zim/zis”, “Fae/faer/faers” and “Tey/ter/ters”.

Under the gender identity category, applicants can choose from options such as “Aggressive (AG),” which is an “identity label claimed by some African American and Hispanic lesbian males,” according to the University of Florida’s Office of LGBTQ+ Affairs.

‘Genderf—’ is another option in the gender identity category, which is ‘the idea of ​​playing with ‘gender characteristics’ to deliberately confuse stereotypical gender expressions, usually through clothing. according to the University of Connecticut Rainbow Center. Another option is “Two-Spirit,” an “identity label used by many Indigenous American Indian and Canadian Native groups to describe a person who is both “male” and “male.” and ‘female’ spirits.” according to the University of Florida.

Other gender identity options included “Feminine-of-Center”, “Demigirl”, “Boi”, “Tomboy”, “Khanith/Xanith” and “Ninauposkitzipxpe”.

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There are over 100 gender options in the application.
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Applicants could also choose between sexual orientations such as “BDSM/Kink,” which Merriam defines as “sexual activity involving practices such as using physical restraints, granting and relinquishing control, and inflicting pain,” according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, as well as options like “pansexual” and “scoliosexual”.

GIFT will prioritize specific groups such as “Transgender, non-binary, gender non-conforming and intersex people who are also Black, Indigenous or People of Color (BIPOC), experiencing homelessness, living with disabilities and chronic illnesses, youth and elders, monolingual Spanish speaking people and those who are legally vulnerable, such as TGI people who are undocumented, engaged in sex trades for survival or are formerly incarcerated,” the website reads.

Lyon-Martin Community Health Services, a partner in the program, will also provide “gender-affirming primary medical and holistic care, gynecological and sexual health care” to participants. San Francisco launches guaranteed income program for transgender people


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