The origins of LGBT and same-sex activism
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The origins of LGBT and same-sex activism

Waffen SSM

If you are puzzled why same-sex marriage and LGBT activism have consumed politics and media headlines in recent times and why the debate has pushed more important headlines off the front page, you need to look no further than wealthy American left-wing activist groups such as the Ford Foundation and George Soros.

The Ford Foundation doles out hundreds of millions of dollars annually to fund and promote its social engineering activities. Promotion of gay and lesbian rights is one its most important experiments.

From its founding in 1936 through 1991 Ford had doled out more than $7 billion to over 9,000 organisations and 100,000 individuals across America and overseas. Its 2014 tax return runs to 1,450 pages, with assets listed at $11.9 billion.[i] Its staff of 574 are spread across offices in New York, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, Chile, Peru, Bangladesh, Beijing, New Delhi, Jakarta, Bangkok, Manila, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Cairo, Zimbabwe and Kenya.

In 2014 it doled out a massive $569 million in grants, including $203 million for “democracy, rights and justice” and $165 million for “education, creativity and free expression”.[ii]

Donations included $300,000 to the Center for Economic and Policy Research,[iii] and $1 million to the International Center for Islam in Indonesia.[iv]

A glance at Table 1 below will illustrate why the LGBTIQA groups are so well funded and organised.  Table 1 represents a small sample of the Ford Foundation’s grants to gay, lesbian and transgender groups for the 2014 financial year as extracted from Form 990-PF, Return of Private Foundation (a public document). The document lists a total of 97 grants to gay, lesbian LGBTI groups.

Table 1 and the references are extracted from my book, The Decline and Imminent Fall of the West.

Table 1 – A sample of Ford Foundation donations for the 2013-2014 year

 

Recipient of Donation

Purpose

Amount

The Regents of the University of California Los Angeles

For the Williams Institute to develop and launch a user friendly website that makes its research on lesbian gay bisexual and transgender people and issues accessible to broader and more diverse audiences

$125,000

Neo Philanthropy Inc.

For the social transformation project to promote coordination among social justice leaders and organizations

$150,000

Gay Straight Alliance Network

For the Racial and Economic Justice Project to strengthen and expand efforts to address school safety and improve educational outcomes for lesbian gay bisexual and transgender youth of color

$125,000

Creating Resources for Empowerment and Action Inc.

For the 2013 and 2014 Sexuality Gender and Rights Institutes to help global south practitioners and policy makers link the latest scholarship to policy legal and program studies

$150,000

American Civil Liberties Union Foundation Inc.

Core support for the lesbian gay bisexual and transgender rights project to create an America free from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity and for work on marriage fairness

$250,000

Funders for Lesbian and Gay Issues Inc.

General support to mobilize philanthropic resources that enhance the well-being of lesbian gay bisexual transgender and queer communities and for capacity building assistance to the new president

$275,000

 

 

 

Advancement Project

General support to advance a broad national racial justice movement core support for the power and democracy program and to advance the rights of lesbian gay bisexual and transgender students of color

$700,000

 

 

 

Western States Center Inc.

For training and fellowships to build the leadership and collaborative capacity of lesbian gay bisexual transgender and allied leaders working to advance LGBT rights

$150,000

National Center for Lesbian Rights

To develop a comprehensive communications program to increase the efficacy and reach of advocacy on behalf of lesbian gay bisexual and transgender people and better engage its diverse base

$134,615

 

 

 

Basic Rights Education Fund

General support to ensure that all gay lesbian bisexual and transgender oregonians experience equality by building a broad and inclusive movement shifting public opinion and achieving policy victories

$250,000

Gay Straight Alliance Network

For the racial and economic justice project to strengthen and expand efforts to address school safety and improve educational outcomes for lesbian gay bisexual and transgender youth of color

$125,000

American Civil Liberties Union Foundation Inc.

Core support for the lesbian gay bisexual and transgender rights project to create an America free from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity and for work on marriage fairness

$250,000

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Foundation

General support to build the grassroots power of the lesbian gay bisexual and transgender community

$250,000

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission

General support to advance human rights and improve the lives of those who experience discrimination and abuse because of their sexual orientation gender identity or expression

$100,000

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Foundation

General support to build the grassroots power of the lesbian gay bisexual and transgender community

$500,000

Freedom to Marry Inc.

General support to end the exclusion of same sex couples from marriage

$1,000,000

Freedom to Marry Inc.

General support to end the exclusion of same sex couples from marriage

$750,000

 



[i]         “Financials snapshot 2013”, Ford Foundation (New York), 2013.
URL: https://fordfoundcontent.blob.core.windows.net/media/1506/ford_financials_snapshot_2013.pdf

[ii]         “Grant-making snapshot 2013”, Ford Foundation (New York), 2013.
URL: https://fordfoundcontent.blob.core.windows.net/media/1507/grant-making_snapshot_2013.pdf

[iii]        “Ford Foundation tax return, 2014”, Ford Foundation (New York), 2014. p. 644.
URL: https://fordfoundcontent.blob.core.windows.net/media/2844/2014-990-pf-final.pdf

[iv]        Ibid., p. 534.

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