Have you ever wondered how the trans-lobby is so well-funded? In the past, gays and lesbians were a relatively small group of people who were vastly outnumbered within the larger heterosexual culture. They attempted to deal with discrimination and abuse by fighting for their rights, but their efforts were largely comprised of loosely organized, grass-roots organizations that were not necessarily well-funded. Things have changed and in order to find out why, you need to follow the money.
As Jennifer Bilek stated in the article below, “Today’s movement… looks nothing like that band of persecuted outcasts. The LGBT rights agenda – note the addition of the “T” – has become a powerful, aggressive force in American society. Its advocates stand at the top of media, academia, the professions, and, most important, Big Business and Big Philanthropy.” (Bilek; June 6, 2020; Uncommon Ground).
Where Is the Money Coming From?
One mega-doner is Jon Stryker, who is heir to Stryker Medical Corporation and founder of Arcus Foundation. Arcus Foundation is a non-profit serving the LGBT community, which has given many millions of dollars to programs and organizations doing LGBT-related work and is one of the largest LGBT funders in the world. Another mega-doner is Tim Gill, an entrepreneur who is also an LGBT rights activist and founder of the Gill Foundation. He too has donated millions of dollars to LGBT interests.
Wealthy folks throwing money at politics or their favourite pet projects is nothing new. However, the wealth flowing toward trans-activism goes a long way to explain how trans-rights activists have been so successful in capturing the media, academia, law, medicine and big business. They have been able to influence faith organizations, sports and cultural associations, police department training, and educational programs in secondary schools.
Who Really Benefits?
Pharmaceutical corporations stand to benefit financially from the rising numbers of people going through medical transition, including children. Children who are put on the medical pathway become life-long medical patients and consumers of prescribed hormone drugs which need to be taken for the rest of their life. Puberty blocking drugs such as Lupron and Supprelin, and hormones like Estrogen and Testosterone are expensive. In addition, there is a booming growth in paediatric gender clinics and sex re-assignment surgery. Surgeries may include mastectomy, vaginoplasty, phalloplasty, metoidioplasty, penile implants, feminizing facial surgeries and of course numerous corrective surgeries to repair mistakes and improve cosmetic appearances. It is not unusual for a person to go through several surgeries in their quest to construct the illusion of being the opposite sex. The clinics, the counsellors, the doctors, the surgeries, the drugs, the medical supplies, the hospitalizations – it all adds up to a medical industrial complex raking in billions of dollars.