Over 100 gender, sexuality options on application for San Francisco’s guaranteed transgender income program
San Francisco’s Transgender Guaranteed Income Program application offers over 130 gender, sexuality, and pronoun options. Enrollees are encouraged to “check all that applies.”
The “Guaranteed Income For Transgender People” (G.I.F.T. The “Guaranteed Income for Transgender People (G.I.F.T.)” program will provide 55 economically marginalized transgender individuals with $1,200 per monthly for a year and a half. According to the website, enrollees may make $4,000 per month but still be eligible for the program.
The application offers three pronoun options: “Zie/zim/zis,” and “Fae/faer/faers.”
According to the University of Florida LGBTQ+ Affairs office, applicants have the option of choosing from “Aggressive” (AG) as a gender identity category. This is an “identity tag claimed by some African American and Latin@ masculine of centre lesbians.”
According to the University of Connecticut Rainbow Centre, “Genderfa–” is another option for the gender identity category. This is the “idea of playing with “gender cues” to purposely confuse stereotypical gender expressions through clothing.” According to the University of Florida, another option is “Two Spirit,” which is an identity label used in many American Indian and Canadian First Nations groups to identify an individual who possesses both “masculine” and “feminine” spirits.
Other gender identity options included “Feminine-of-center,” “Demigirl,” “Boi,” “Tomboy,” “Khanith/Xanith” and “Ninauposkitzipxpe.”
Applicants can also choose from a variety of sexual orientations such as “BDSM/Kink,” which, according to Merriam-Webster Dictionary definitions, is a “sexual activity involving such practice as the use or granting and relinquishing control and the infliction pain.”
G.I.F.T. G.I.F.T. will prioritize certain groups such as transgender, gender nonconforming and gender non-binary people and intersex people who are also Black or indigenous peoples (BIPOC), experiencing homelessness and living with chronic diseases, youth and elders, monolingual Spanish speakers, and those who may be legally vulnerable, such as TGI people who have not been documented, engage in survival sex tradings or were formerly incarcerated.” According to its website.
Lyon-Martin Community Health Services will provide the program’s partner with “gender-affirming primary and holistic care as well as gynecological, and sexual health care.”