How the Trump administration has given $7.5 million to an anti-gay organization, the Associated Press reports
Posted On August 8, 2021
AP Trump administration officials have given more than $5 million in grants to a non-profit that promotes a transgender-themed tour, including a pink jeeping tour, to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development, which oversees the grants, confirmed in a statement that the department is giving $7,569,074 to the Pink Jeep Tours and related entities in 2018.
The department also announced a new scholarship program for transgender students to fund “trans-related and gender-neutral” travel and study opportunities.
The grants will allow the organization to train transgender students, according to a statement from HUD.
It also is providing $4,000 for a “transgender related scholarship” that is “designed to support the advancement of transgender students and their families.”
Pink Jeeps have been a part of the LGBTQ community for decades, but they have not been targeted as much as they have by Trump, who has called for a ban on the group, calling it “horrible.”
He has also claimed that transgender people are more likely to commit suicide than the general population.
The group says its tour has been a success and has been featured on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” CBS’ “Face the Nation,” NBC’s “Meet the Press” and CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360.”