Political commentator Candace Owens caused a stir over the past week with the release of her DailyWire+ documentary The Greatest Lie Ever Sold: George Floyd and the Rise of BLM.
In the documentary, Owens explores how Black Lives Matter (BLM) raised $90 million in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death. She also provides a breakdown of the $2.6 million that BLM donated to various trans organizations.
As Owens takes viewers through the extensive list, she wonders how these donations are meant to contribute to the advancement of Black America. We were also interested in asking whether these organizations promote childhood transition—and they do. Every single one.
Each of the following organizations, which received substantial donations from BLM, has made public statements in support of “trans” kids or youth.
Trans Justice Funding Project, $200,000 On February 24, 2022, the Trans Justice Funding Project released a statement titled “Unwavering and Unbreakable: Addressing recent attacks on Trans and Non-Binary Youth,” which asserted the organization’s support for minor transition.
Trans United Fund, $200,000 The Trans United Fund operates a Families for Equality Program “founded to support and empower the families of trans and non-binary youth of color.” The program was inspired by the “mother of a young trans girl.”
Transgender Advocates Knowledgeable Empowering (TAKE), $400,000 On September 30, 2021, TAKE held a rally at the Pennsylvania Capitol in support of “trans youth.” The founder of TAKE, Daroneshia Duncan-Boyd, also co-founded and serves as the executive director of the Trans United Fund.
Transgender Law Center, $200,000 On April 7, 2022, the Transgender Law Center joined with the ACLU, the ACLU of Alabama, and Lambda Legal to challenge the Alabama ban on minor medical transition.
Black Trans Media, $200,000 In an interview with Lush (the cosmetics company), Black Trans Media describes multiple initiatives for black “trans and gender non-conforming” youth.
TGI Justice Project, $200,000 The TGI Justice Project is listed among the organizations “that focus on supporting TGE (trans and gender expansive) children and youth” on the Gender Justice in Early Childhood website. The project also supports retreats that offer “a chance for intergenerational connection between trans youth and elders.”
Transgender District, $200,000 The Transgender District, the first legally recognized “transgender district” in the world, spans six blocks in San Francisco. In a 2020 report, the district had a stated aim of improving economic opportunities for “transgender youth.” The Transgender District was founded partly by the TGI Justice Project and by St. James Infirmary, a non-profit organization “run by sex workers for sex workers” that also received $200,000 from BLM. St. James Infirmary continues to sponsor the district.
Center on Halsted, $200,000 The Center on Halsted places youth at the very center of its mission, operating a youth program for “young people ages 13–24 who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, who are questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity.”
Audre Lord Project, $200,000 Among multiple references to “trans youth” on its website, the Audre Lord Project was involved in the creation of a media guide, which states: “Referring to youth as kids or teens is patronizing… terms like ‘teens’ and ‘kids’ are terms often used to belittle and demean young people’s power.”
House of Tulip, $200,000 House of Tulip is listed as one of the recipients of the Protect & Defend Trans Youth Fund, which provides “critical funds to organizations providing direct services to trans youth and advocating for the rights of trans youth.” TAKE is also listed as a recipient of the same fund.
House of GG, $200,000 While House of GG is not focused on youth, the organization made a Facebook post in 2021 stating “Trans kids are under attack, but we have their back. Tell the Arkansas Legislature to protect trans kids, not target them.”
The grooming of children into a transgender identity is happening on a mass scale, through organizations focused on various issues that you might not expect to be connected. Owens was right to follow the money, and it’s a good lesson for everyone to keep in mind when donating their money.
BLM sells itself as a movement that fights racism, discrimination, and racial inequality. Many of the people who donated to the organization in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death were likely not expecting their money to end up in the pockets of people who promote the idea of a transgender child.