San Francisco launches transgender guaranteed income program

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Mayor London Breed announced the launch of a new guaranteed income program for San Francisco’s trans community. The Guaranteed Income for Trans People program will provide low-income transgender San Franciscans with $1,200 each month, for up to 18 months, to help address...

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carlosccextractor
carlosccextractor
863 · 21 days ago · Reddit

Any financial help that is based on anything other than the actual financial situation of the receipt is unfair.

I don't care if it's for the transgender or for GSW supporters.

ArtDecoAutomaton
ArtDecoAutomaton
658 · 21 days ago · Reddit

SF voter here. I dont remember this being on the ballot.

SubaruImpossibru
SubaruImpossibru
279 · 21 days ago · Reddit

I’m a liberal but SF liberals be hitting in the dumbest way imaginable.

EaglesandBirds
EaglesandBirds
257 · 21 days ago · Reddit

Actual details located here

The pilot program is capped at 55 people and those people have to be making less than $500 in income each month to qualify. If they are able to get a job during the trial period, they can't make more than $4K in income per month or their guaranteed income payments will stop.

meaningoflifeis69
meaningoflifeis69
161 · 21 days ago · Reddit

Isn't gender a "protected category", so isn't this discrimination?

I'm just curious about the legality; I do support all my trans friends and colleagues (of which there are two afaict).

naynayfresh
naynayfresh
86 · 21 days ago · Reddit

Yay another headline for conservative media to blow out of proportion!

oscarbearsf
oscarbearsf
82 · 21 days ago · Reddit

I love how the city is on the verge of a budget crisis in the next few years and we are handing out free money. Good job guys

Syrup-South
Syrup-South
78 · 21 days ago · Reddit

When do people with “insert random personal characteristic” get free money?

GoodLuckGoodell
GoodLuckGoodell
60 · 21 days ago · Reddit

I’m against guaranteed income and most certainly against guaranteed income that discriminates based on gender identity lol. What bs.

sfgiantsnlwest88
sfgiantsnlwest88
50 · 21 days ago · Reddit

Lol, reads almost like an onion article. Nothing against trans people - people should be free to choose whatever they wish - but such an oddball performative policy that is unfair to everyone else.

Is this even legal?

Imperial_Eggroll
Imperial_Eggroll
34 · 21 days ago · Reddit

SF and wasting money for the loudest vocal minority, a match made in heaven and tale as old as time.

StillSilentMajority7
StillSilentMajority7
34 · 21 days ago · Reddit

Isn't this discriminatory towards poor people who aren't trans? They're just out of luck?

Seems cruel to pick winners based on gender

jdavid
jdavid
22 · 21 days ago · Reddit

I love that we are trying a sort of base income, for a demographic that has a disproportionately harder time both economically and psychologically.

I have some trans acquaintances that could really benefit from this. A small amount of money like this every month over the course of 18 months could really help them get on the right foot again. Ever since college, they have had a tremendous problem getting ahead of their other health issues and keeping a decent job. I hope this can help them, or people in a similar situation.

ispeakdatruf
ispeakdatruf
19 · 21 days ago · Reddit

I feel that trans folks suffer doubly more than others in the same economic situation. That is a sad fact of society today.

Having said that: I wish it wasn't the Government of San Francisco doing this. It sets a bad precedent. They should have approached a charity to do this (the $800K/​year that this will cost is nothing, not even a drop in the ocean known as SF Budget).

DryLavishness8098
DryLavishness8098
16 · 21 days ago · Reddit

Y'all, these are roll-outs of various pilot programs directed at vulnerable demographics and it is very clear the roll-out will eventually reach everyone.

Believe it or not, prosperity is not pie. You're not getting less because these folks are getting a little more. There is plenty to go around.

jkonik
jkonik
14 · 21 days ago · Reddit

There are better ways to help communities that are disproportionately victims of poverty. Namely, create programs that help based on income, regardless of the identity group that person belongs to. Treating people as specimens and as representatives of this or that group and not individuals is dehumanizing and drives resentment from both within and without any given group. Just help the poor, regardless of who they are.

Individual_Scheme_11
Individual_Scheme_11
13 · 21 days ago · Reddit

Why not assess how UBI pilot program in Stockton worked and try something similar? If the trans community really experience higher rates of poverty as Breed claims, they would be well represented right? They could gather demographic info from the application process too.

Spicynanner
Spicynanner
8 · 21 days ago · Reddit

Ahh the classic, divisive virtue signaling while ignoring the underlying problem.

async-transition
async-transition
8 · 21 days ago · Reddit

I can quit my job and get $1200 and health care from the mayor instead? sweet.

Dolpaca
Dolpaca
7 · 21 days ago · Reddit

This is what these mfs are doing with our tax dollars? Can't say I'm surprised, unfortunately.

dhpdx
dhpdx
6 · 21 days ago · Reddit

What the absolute fuck is going on. Tell me this is a gd joke.

peeping_somnambulist
peeping_somnambulist
5 · 21 days ago · Reddit

My conspiratorial side is now convinced that right wing media and London Breed meet weekly to come up with headlines. They have to be paying her at this point. If they aren't she should be getting paid for writing their headlines for them.

ChocolateTsar
ChocolateTsar
5 · 21 days ago · Reddit

Give a trans man or woman a fish, they eat for a day. Teach a trans man or woman how to fish, and they eat for a lifetime. Maybe the city should get them into the local job training programs?