50 Schools Granted $10,000 to Promote Gender Ideology

A far-left LGBTQ organization has awarded $10,000 to 50 different schools in an effort to force gender ideology on students in the form of curriculum and “Gay Straight Alliance” (GSA) clubs.

As reported by The Daily Caller, the funding comes from a group called the “It Gets Better Project,” which detailed the funding in a press release. The 50 schools, located all across the country, received the funds after submitting their own project proposals. The grants, according to the group, were created from customer donations via American Eagle customers during the month of June, which is known as gay pride month.

Some of the proposals submitted by the various schools include a “gender-affirming closet,” where so-called “transgender” students can “access clothing that fits their true selves,” as well as transitioning “single-gender lavatories” into “gender-neutral bathrooms.”

The education watchdog group Parents Defending Education (PDE) focused on several more examples of where the funding has gone, including more superficial projects such as pro-LGBTQ murals or instructional videos on the “correct” use of pronouns.

One school that received funds is Carmel High School in Indiana, which plans to spend the money on “community-wide pride events.” The school already has a GSA club, which is currently hosting a GoFundMe fundraiser to help a “transgender” student run away from her home.

“We are fundraising on behalf of a Carmel High School student who needs to raise money to get out of an abusive household,” the GoFundMe page reads, before proceeding to use incorrect pronouns for the student. “He cannot fundraise for himself because if his mom caught him trying to raise this money himself his situation would get exponentially worse.”

Carmel High School did not respond to requests for comment about either the fundraiser or the grant it received.

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

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