San Francisco Mayor London Breed recently announced the Guaranteed Income for Transgender People (GIFT) program, a no-strings-attached monthly stipend that will be delivered for 18 months to low-income people who are transgender, nonbinary or gender diverse. GIFT will distribute $1,200 per month to 55 recipients who must be over the age of 18, live in San Francisco and make a maximum monthly income of $600. The program (which launches in January) seeks to help end trans homelessness, a pressing issue given that 29% of trans adults live in poverty and are twice as likely to be out of work compared to cisgender people according to a 2015 survey. This program is a radical first step toward ending trans poverty rates and mitigating financial gender inequities. Learn more about GIFT, which is currently accepting applications until 15 December, at them.
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