Bloomberg Proposes Federally Funded “Gender-Affirming Surgery” and “Hormone Therapy”

2020 candidate Mike Bloomberg has released his new comprehensive plan for LGBTQ+ individuals and it includes some controversial ideas.

One of these appears to be federally funded “gender-affirming surgery” and “hormone therapy.”

Per Breitbart, Bloomberg said in a statement on his campaign website:

I have been honored to stand with the LGBTQ+ community in the fight for equality and justice, from New York, where we won marriage equality in 2011, to states across the country. That fight – true to our nation’s highest ideals – has achieved historic progress, but we still have a long way to go. As president, I will work to protect every member of the LGBTQ+ community from hatred, violence, and discrimination. We will close disparities in health care access and quality, stop violence against transgender people, and advocate for equal rights across the world. We cannot settle for anything less – and I won’t.

Bloomberg’s radical transgender agenda included supporting the Do No Harm Act that would gut the Religious Freedom Restoration Act’s provision to protect Americans right to live and act according to their religious convictions.

“Mike will … end the Trump administration’s practice of granting federally funded organizations a license to discriminate against people based on their religious beliefs, sexual orientation or gender identity,” the website stated.

Bloomberg also supports passage of the Equality Act, which would bar governments and sports organizations from recognizing the biological/physiological difference between men and women and replace it with “gender identity.”

The website stated:

Mike will also protect and expand ACA enrollment efforts and restrict the sale of plans that don’t meet ACA standards, ensuring coverage for medically-necessary gender-affirming care (e.g., gender-affirming surgery and hormone therapy).

Bloomberg vowed to “restore and enforce the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Equal Access Rule to ensure that transgender people are able to stay in shelters that match their gender identity.” 

This housing agenda would allow transgender women to stay in homeless and domestic violence shelters based on “gender identity.”

Read more here. 

Per TCO, 2020 candidate Mike Bloomberg is being accused of pandering after posting an extremely bizarre video where he proudly endorses “Big Gay Ice Cream.”

Tim Young responded by writing “This is the most cringeworthy pandering so far in 2020.”

Another twitter user commented “Look at how he scoops the ice cream.”

Per MRC, it would appear that Bloomberg is attempting to pander to multiple audiences. Earlier this month, he spent $10 million on a 60-second ad spot for the Super Bowl Feb. 2, to target President Donald Trump. He also recently shifted his massive $225 million-plus ad campaign to push for Trump’s impeachment.

Big Gay Ice Cream’s “about us” page notes the following:

“By mixing high quality ingredients with guilty pleasures, traditional flavors with the unexpected, & a youngster’s imagination with an adult’s knowing wink & satirical tongue, we spin a new take on the old school ice cream parlor experience” [emphasis added].