Who funds RainbowYouth and similar groups?
Who are they lobbying?
Who IS Rainbow Youth? What do they get up to?
Are you ready for it?
This is from the report ending March 2017, the latest available. We get a rundown of what RY does first:
But where does that $386k in donations come from? Let's scroll to the next page.
There is no mention of 'gay and lesbian' anywhere on this website, despite the fact that that segment of the community has high DV rates.
Services include providing 'gender-affirming care' that included Government-funded laser hair surgery for trans women. Seriously.
Don't believe me? I have receipts! This is from the 2016 proposal on the services.
And goodbye gatekeeping! Oh, puberty blockers, you say?
He's made quite the career out of it.
These little birdies tell me things, like this Gay Express blind item in their April 2015 issue: en.calameo.com/read/004532833…
Let's move on to the funding of those InsideOUT education resources.
This didn't require much combing - someone had already requested this information through an OIA from the MSD, and that request is on their site.
Long story short: the stats for same-sex youth and 'transgender' youth are almost identical and a huge proportion of the transgender youth are same-sex attracted. 🤔
Oh, and they were evaluating money spent by the MSD, by Auckland University, The evaluation was hosted on the Oranga Tamariki website.
Government money - taxpayer money - was spent on this.
And throughout the entire process.... gays and lesbians are erased from resources that should be helping them.
Stay tuned for a Medium post that combines all these threads shortly.