Biden Admin Uses Taxpayer Dollars To Fund LGBT Activism Abroad

Written by David Zimmermann

What’s happening: The Biden administration’s State Department has spent nearly $4.6 million to promote LGBT ideology in at least 55 foreign nations. Advocacy groups from those nations have reportedly used the money to fund Pride-related events like drag shows in Ecuador and parades in at least seven countries. The money also funded a Polish group that encourages puberty blockers for children experiencing gender dysphoria and a Mexican group that markets cross-sex hormone therapy, among other initiatives.

The financials: Since 2021, the Biden administration has funded at least 84 LGBT advocacy organizations overseas, with the taxpayer-funded packages ranging anywhere from $5,000 to $1.5 million. In 2023 so far, the Biden administration has given about $800,000 to groups in nine countries, including Botswana and Australia. It’s expected the State Department will continue providing these funds as long as Joe Biden is president.

The reason: The Biden administration is reportedly pushing the LGBT agenda in foreign countries to “advance the foreign policy priority of reducing discrimination and violence and promoting inclusion,” a State Department spokesman told The Washington Free Beacon. This follows a 2022 executive order by Biden instructing the department to collect data on conversion therapy practices worldwide and pressure other countries to promote sex changes.

Geopolitics: The promotion of LGBT ideas could lead aid-seeking countries to reject U.S. assistance in favor of aid from other nations like China, which has been competing with Washington for influence among developing countries. For example, last month, over 100 African leaders signed a letter urging Congress to reform an aid program so that it doesn’t “violate our core beliefs concerning life, family, and religion.” Many African nations are also likely to support Russia over U.S.-backed Ukraine for similar reasons.

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