The US government is pouring money into LGBT initiatives in US schools, as well as countries from Belarus to Nigeria to China.
During the past three fiscal years, $4.1 billion in federal money from taxpayers has flowed to LGBT initiatives in the United States and around the world, an Epoch Times investigation has revealed.
From Oct. 1, 2020, through Sept. 30, 2023, the U.S. government issued more than 1,100 grants to fund LGBT-promoting projects around the world, according to a review of a federal spending website.
The scope of projects varies widely.
Plans to create a “safe space for LGBTQ youth and adults to seek support and resources” earned a $1.8 million grant from the U.S. government in 2022 for the LGBT Life Center in Norfolk, Virginia.
A proposal for encouraging “diversity, equity, and inclusion in Serbia’s workplaces and business communities by promoting economic empowerment of and opportunity for LGBTQI+ people in Serbia” was also a winning plan. To fund it, the U.S. government awarded Serbian activist group Grupa Izadji a grant of $500,000.
An Armenian activist group, the Pink Human Rights Defender, received $1 million from the United States “to empower the LGBTI community” in Armenia, a tiny country next to Turkey.
The federal spending website can be filtered to show entries that include specific keywords. A list of payouts filtered by using the keyword “LGBT” included 1,181 grants, 31 loans, and nine direct payments during the past three fiscal years.
Overall, during the past fiscal year that ended on Sept. 30, the government issued 454,821 grants.
Government grants may be direct payments to groups that are unrestricted or for a specific use. Federal loans can be repaid over long periods of time at low interest rates.
Of grants connected to the keyword “LGBT,” individual payouts of at least $1 million totaled more than $3.7 billion combined. Many additional smaller grants also were awarded for LGBT initiatives.
Filtering the list for grants that included the word “transgender” returned 574 entries. In that category, grants that paid out at least $1 million totaled nearly $478 million.
An independent researcher who asked to remain anonymous has been tracking how the federal government spends money on grants related to gender ideology.