California City Approves Plan to Give Transgender Residents $900 a Month
Palm Springs, California, is set to debut a program giving transgender residents $900 a month in basic income despite resistance from the city’s transgender mayor.
The city plans to give $900 per month to any resident who says they are nonbinary or transgender as part of a $200,000 pilot program aimed improving the transgender community’s living conditions. The program will be taxpayer-funded and managed by the LGBT activist group Queer Works, Fox News reported,
Palm Springs mayor Lisa Middleton, who is transgender, said municipal universal basic income programs could not work at scale to deal with “over 37 million Americans living below the poverty line, the over 6 million Californians or the over 400,000 in the County of Riverside living below the poverty [line].”