San Francisco to offer taxpayer-funded sex change operations

How big could the transgender vote be?

Mayor Ed Lee

On November 8 the Associated Press reported “San Francisco has approved a measure that utilizes taxpayer funds to pay for the sex-change operations of the uninsured, becoming the first city in the nation to do so.” The article reported that the city’s Department of Public Health was urged to adopt the new policy by the San Francisco’s board of supervisors and the SF-based Transgender Law Center. The plan will be part of the Healthy San Francisco program which provides medical care for the uninsured. Healthy San Francisco receives funding from employers, the city, and the federal government.

The city’s director of public health is open lesbian Barbara Garcia. Garcia described the new policy as “a symbolic process for now because the city currently does not have the expertise, capacity or protocols in place to provide the surgeries through its clinics and public hospital. The community felt the exclusion on Healthy San Francisco was discriminatory and we wanted to change that as the first step,” she said.

Instead of expanding the existing plan, the health commission approved the establishment of a separate program that covers all aspects of transgender health, including gender transition. Garcia hopes to have it running by late next year, but said her department first needs to study “how many people it would serve, how much it would cost, who would perform the surgeries, and where they would be performed.”

In a November 11 article on the same story, Christian News was able to indicate how much such surgeries would cost the taxpayers. They wrote, “According to reports, male-to-female surgeries cost approximately $37,000 and female-to-male surgeries cost $77,000.”

Christian News also noted that one San Francisco resident, Thomas Moyer, said that the policy “…was approved despite Mayor Ed Lee’s slashing of other city services and increased taxes due to record budget needs of $7 billion dollars….’Taxpayers cannot afford this, as there are unintended costs and unintended consequences unrelated to the actual surgery, such as their longer-term hormone treatment, psychology needs, and other longer-term health issues.”  While that would seem to be a sensible objection, it ignores Mayor Lee’s longtime ties to the transgender community.  Within six months of his selection as the replacement for outgoing Mayor Gavin Newsom, Lee became the first mayor in the city’s history to address the city’s transgender march. Before his selection, Lee had promised not to run for mayor after his term was finished, but when he attended the march, San Francisco political insiders saw it as Lee’s first step in reneging on his pledge, which proved to be the case.

Less than a week after the new policy was announced, the U.S. Census Bureau released statistics showing that California has the highest poverty rate in the nation. The statistics, which are based on a new model developed by the bureau, have California leading the nation with a poverty rate of 23.5 percent. It is followed by the District of Columbia—the only two locations in the country with a poverty rate over 20 percent.

To add a comment, click on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ icons OR go further down to the bottom of comments to the Post your comment box.


  1. Maryanne Leonard says:

    If San Francisco has managed its finances so well that it has excess money to help people transform their genders into fake, self-seleced, new apparent genders, their financial people need to be kidnapped and sent to Washington to transform the fakers pretending to run our country’s national finances. Right now they’re running them, all right – right off the cliff. That is, unless someone can persuade some of them to sacrifice holiday fun time and actually get some work done. I’ve worked in Beverly Hills for a plastic surgeon who did more gender reassignment surgeries than anyone at that time, and I’ve never ever seen a successful transformation, either physically or psychologically. The unhappy people who get this work done are still unhappy once they’ve gone through lots of surgeries, massive hair removal procedures, pain, pills, and huge bags of dollars, and the actual physical results are horrifyingly pitiful as well. San Francisco should be helping better feed, clothe and house the poor and better care for the physically and mentally ill instead of supporting pathetic attempts to pacify misguided people with such tragically doomed and irreversible surgeries, successful only in further enriching exploitative surgeons.

    • You’ve got to be kidding! No wonder the state of California has problems with its budget. There are lot of needy and hungry people these days that could use that money. I Think that God has had enough of this. We are just asking for it.

  2. San Francisco to offer taxpayer-funded sex change operations! =

    “The punishment of every disordered mind is its own disorder.”….St. Augustine of Hippo, Confessions

    “Few souls understand what God would accomplish in them if they were to abandon themselves unreservedly to Him and if they were to allow His grace to mold them accordingly.”….St. Ignatius of Loyola

    • Abeca Christian says:

      I love the writings of St. Augustine….I enjoyed reading them all…I need to get back to refreshing my memory on them…I also like Saint Ignatius! Thanks Catherine for the quotes! I appreciate the wisdom and graces we receive from these wonderful saints!

  3. CALIFORNIA is bankrupt in every way except in the Purple Haze Mind, No?

  4. If a person is not satisfied with the results of the transgender surgery, can the person sue the city of S.F.? If a person has a taxpayer-funded transgender operation and is not satisfied with the results, will the city pay for the person to have another transgender operation so that the person can revert to his/her original gender? Also, S.F. recently tried to pass a law that made it illegal to perform a circumcision on a person under the age of eighteen years because it is considered by some people to be mutilation. And, the State of California enacted a law to prevent parents from giving psycholgical counseling to a child who was attracted to someone of the same sex, so that the person would have a normal heterosexual orientation. To me, this is so confusing.

    • SARAH, your reference to the circumcision dilemma is right on!

      how can one tell people (especially jews and muslims) they are forbidden to carry out their religious practice of circumcision, and in the same breath FUND sex-change operations?

    • Kenneth M. Fisher says:


      No, it is not confusing, it is DEMONIC!

      I will always remember how anxious Archbishop Khai was to get out of Sad Francisco when we visited the Chancery Offices there.

      God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
      Kenneth M. Fisher

  5. Larry from RI says:

    Our federal taxes arehelping to pay for this nonsense our taxes are going to bail out Cal. and other big spender states.

    Secession is starting to look more interesting each day.

  6. Father Karl says:

    Sodom by the Sea just keeps on getting worse every day. Saint Francis is totally ashamed of this city which was named after him. May God have mercy on all those citizens of the once great City.

    • annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd…may GOD have mercy on you for painting “all those citizens” with one, big, fat, dumb brush.

      our city is just as diverse as rome, london, paris, oakland, new york, etc.

      we’ll not all weirdos, FYI.

      • Abeca Christian says:

        max stop being so defensive…..he meant no harm…yes God have mercy and also on San Diego, I live in San Diego and I pray for that precious mercy….so stop with all that unnecessary defensiveness, his comments were charitable!

        • Abeca Christian, I live in San Diego also. I pray for my city and my neighborhood daily. I think the city named after Saint Didicus should also hang it’s head in shame. USD, the rainbow flag flying at Normal Street and University Ave, Harvey Milk Street, a “Gay Pride” Parade that only homosexuals should watch. The neighborhood where my husband and I live, is slowly becoming more and more homosexual. And they don’t want to talk. They want to yell and behave as they want to behave. I truly believe that San Diego is turning into Sodom by the Bay. Pax

      • I beleive that Father Karl was rightly advocating that God have mercy on all people who live in and around such an unjust place. ST Francis should be ashamed of the “city” named after him. I know he did not mean to insult all those good and faithful citizens who don’t prescribe to that intrinsical evil. Please be careful not to be disrespectful to a man of God. My apologies for his ignorance father! God bless your response to His call to your ministry.

        • Abeca Christian says:

          David I agree. max can be disrespectful…I also agree with all your comments. God bless Father Karl!

          • Kenneth M. Fisher says:

            Father Karl has suffered plenty for the Faith, he has earned his RIGHT to criticize much that goes on in the Am-Church!

            God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
            Kenneth M. Fisher

        • Kenneth M. Fisher says:


          That is why I call it “Sad Diego”, Los Angeles “Lost Angels”, and San Francisco “Sad Francisco”!

          God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
          Kenneth M. Fisher, SFO, Cap.

      • max, God sent all the good people away from Sodom. Also in the parable of the grain and the weeds, even though the field will not be fully cleaned before the day of judgment, it can be organized, such as maneuvering all the weeds over to one corner, the corner with the least water source. That way they can nibble on each other and die off by the time of the judgment.

      • you may not all be weird but the city is run by them……

  7. Once again, another great example of how the Democrats are spending our tax dollars… Is there no end to this foolishness?

  8. Carol Reed says:

    I do not want my taxes to pay for anything related to sex except the birth of a child.

  9. Abeca Christian says:

    I knew it! This is unconstitutional! What next tax payers have to pay for boob jobs too. I recall when my aunt needed a new liver, there was no program to help her get one or maybe because she was too poor and didn’t know where to go to get one, I remember when my mum almost died because she had no insurance to pay to remove her gull bladder, she had large gull bladder stones. Instead they gave her drugs to relieve the pain due to the large gull bladder stones, so she found a very good doctor in Tijuana, who did the operation and charged her way less than what they charge here. My mum was allowed to make payments. It didn’t bankrupt her.

    But this proposal to pay for sex changes with our hard earned money is ridiculous and going too far. Shame on them!

    • Kenneth M. Fisher says:


      The “government of Sad Francisco has no shame!

      Viva Cristo Rey!

      God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
      Kenneth M. Fisher

  10. Cole Thornton says:

    This is not good. To my knowledge Trinidad, Colorado has been the leader in sex-change operations. San Francisco may do great economic harm to Trinidad!

  11. good grief!

    i had to pay for my my own orthodonture work, due to the pain i had with very crooked teeth , but changing one’s sex is covered by insurance?

    what’s next — plastic surgery? nose job? boob job? hair plugs?

  12. What the heck?

  13. Laurette Elsberry says:

    Studies of SF area obituaries and death notices show that …”gays (sic) and lesbians die on average about 25 years earlier than their heterosexual counterparts. Very few transsexual obituaries were recorded but these typically died even earlier than the homosexuals. Many obituaries detailed considerable pain and suffering experienced by the decedents”. (FamilyResearchInst(dot)org.) In San Francisco, everyone loses!

    • Kenneth M. Fisher says:


      The pain and the suffering were God’s callings to them to repent!

      God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
      Kenneth M. Fisher

  14. If cities were personified as people, San Francisco would be Friedrich Nietzsche in a straight jacket. Just as people ‘in the know’ continue to admire and quote him, they also continue to give a pass to whatever insanity San Francisco embraces and its been that way since its inception. If Cleveland did something like this, there’d be a cry of outrage and everyone would think the city had gone mad, but it’s just another day in this smarmy little self-congratulatory city of iniquity. Blech! (I just saluted it with a raspberry)

  15. I guess CA (State and Local) governments are not in enough debt.

    Their definition of health care is very strange indeed ! These people will need to be on hormones for life, not to mention the mutilation.

    Far too much emphasis is placed on sex in CA society, and in the USA.

    • The vast portion of this iniquity is harbored in the dense urban areas. So far those populations away from San Diego, Orange County, L.A., San Francisco, and Sacramento are more normal. But one of the propositions just passed gives the State of Calif the authority to begin manipulating populations to force them out of the less dense regions and into the urban hubs … I do not see how it could really work, but it has been done over the centuries in other empires. The gay agenda simply has to attack all that is good and its target is the destruction of God and creation.

  16. Eric Augustine says:

    Unbelievable – As others have stated the money spent for this should be geared toward the poor of San Francisco – My question is where are the ‘spiritual leaders’ of San Francisco as it appears nothing has been said about this -

  17. We are truly going to the dogs . No wonder we are being punished . Lets pray for these for people that they be saved or work to have California be separated from the union ! So help us God .

    • Abeca Christian says:

      California for the most part is liberal…unfortunately. I would love us to be separated from the UNION! That would be excellent…I think Texas is trying.

    • Dogs are offended by your callus comment, Anonymous. You need to get down on your paws and beg mercy of all canines and all other animals for your horribel likening of deranged people to animals that are incapable of sin. Why would you de facto accuse God of creating animals as bad? May you have a rewarding encounter with a pit bull.

  18. Thomas Edward Miles says:

    This is great news, living in San Francisco, if one needs a sex change they no longer need to shop at MACY’S, the CITY will offer it and will pay for it!! What else could one want from government? HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN, “SAN FRANCISCO OPEN YOUR GOLDEN GATES NO ONE WAITS OUTSIDE YOUR DOOR’S”, sounds like the KINGDOM of GOD!!!! “I left my heart in San Francisco”, that’s not all one leaves in San Francisco!!

  19. If San Francisco has enough money to fund sex changes then they do not need to increase taxes but to decrease them for the amount the sex changes cost because that is not a necessary medical treatment.

    • Abeca Christian says:

      Marie maybe they are increasing taxes so they can pay for this operation. If this passes of course..

    • The primary effect may be to raise up more doctors and medical staff in the tradition of the late Dr. Joseph Mengele, hoping eventually to unleash hordes of demonic zombies on the public.

  20. And what happens if the person who is undergoing a sex change operation dies. Is he still a he, or she still as she? Decades ago this happened in Orange County and the wife didn’t know how to dress her “husband” for his funeral. My neighbor worked for the funeral director; we all had a good laugh, but it’s truly sad when people will go to this length to find happiness, which is available to everyone who opens his heart to God.

    • Abeca Christian says:

      Not only that but no one should use the laws to impose these tax laws on the people…not right to force tax payers to take the tab. I don’t know why people live in San Francisco but I guess they are stuck like I am stuck in San Diego….I feel for the faithful that live there…

  21. Maryanne Leonard says:

    In the case of transgender patients I have observed personally, the true cost of changing genders is extremely high. For male-to-female changes, the cost of hair removal alone, since it usually extends to facial, throat, arms, hands, back, chest, buttocks and even legs and feet, can range between $40,000 to $70,000. Shaving all of these areas is impossible, of course, and coarse stubble is a dead giveaway that one didn’t start out female. Of course there is often a need not merely for hormones, but for hair transplants to achieve the feminine hairstyles men usually want. It is my belief that “formerly male” females spend agonizingly huge amounts on hair styling, make-up, fingernails and toenails, as well as on wardrobes, often extravagantly over-the-top, that include extreme quantities of clothing, shoes, jewelry, etc., etc., far more than any “born female” women I’ve known, even in Beverly Hills, where I worked for surgeon-king of gender-bender transformations. Because the gender reassignment surgeries are done in series, many patients have their penises removed partially but cannot afford to undertake all of the subsequent surgeries, or go into psychological shock and don’t continue. In the transformation, they can lose their jobs, their friends, the support of their families, who often see their choices as ridiculously expensive and selfishly narcissistic, and even lose their lovers, if any. While the surgery can be life-changing, someone should study the rates of depression and suicide following the reassignment and explain why these people are so unhappy and often even more desperately unhappy as to kill themselves after spending a few hundred thousand to appear to others to be something or someone they are not. Why any municipality would pay for this legal but brutal physical assault on the person of a human being is utterly beyond me. People need to be helped to accept and love themselves and find themselves at peace with their natural physical manifestations rather than helped to mutilate themselves beyond recognition as either male or female and thereafter become more filled with shame, regret, and self-loathing than ever. The reality for most transgender people is tragically opposite of what you see strutted about on television, I’m terribly sorry to report from the scene of the crimes.

    • Abeca Christian says:

      Good comments Maryanne…glad you went in detail because it is truly an expensive, extensive and serious surgery that not many realize but not a necessary one. All that money wasted on people with disorders…we ought to love them the way Jesus would not the way man does…man is only there to self destruct and bring down many with them, in this case through tax payers hard earned money. THE MIDDLE CLASS WILL BE PAYING FOR THIS…that sure sucks

    • Thank you for sharing Maryanne. I had no idea of all the horrific consequences to something that seemed drastic but not catastrophic. My goodness! Why do you suppose the mayor wants to do this in the first place? It seems really strange and over the top, doesn’t it to you? What is his motivation to favor one tiny minority and make the majority pay for such utterly dreadful and unnecessary surgeries? Does anyone know of any history of mental illness in the mayor? He sounds like one very weird dude to me!

    • Amen! Maryanne Leonard. The Catholic Church forbids such operations because they know they are nothing but mutilation at a horribly costly price unless the person has actually been born with ambiguous genitals, and I doubt the latter people would have to go through such radical changes as the others do since their bodies already have some of the characteristics of the gender they choose. Many of these “doctors” are just plain quacks.

      • To my mind it would be far less costly and more humane to give a man more testosterone and a woman more estrogen if needed then to mutilate them such as this. Nevertheless, physicians even need to be careful with that one as too much estrogen, as in the birth control pill, can contribute to female cancers.

  22. Let the mayor lead the way and have the operation first.

    • Abeca Christian says:

      LOL Larry I laughed,I enjoyed your sense of humor here….but he needs to pay for it with his own money tee hee.

    • Kenneth M. Fisher says:

      Maybe the Mayor can get a brain transplant for a normal brain!

      God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
      Kenneth M. Fisher

    • Larry, I fear that is exactly what he has in mind — being the first mutilated mayor. If he suddenly changes his name to Sarah Lee or Finnochio Princess, we will know why. I am sorry I just could not help that. It is just so utterly crazy you have got to laugh.or you would cry.

  23. Maryanne Leonard says:

    One of the most important lessons for me in all of this is that members of both genders (liberals would say we have many) need to stretch a bit to learn and fully recall in our daily interactions that apart from a few important differences, males and females have much more in common than not, When people undergo such horrific experiences endeavoring to “find themselves,” as they believe they will once their gender has been “reassigned,” they discover to their amazement that apart from superficialities, they are still essentially the same person they were before, only physically transmogrified beyond recognition. They may feel more free to wear false eyelashes and dresses, but it is really only to attract attention and perhaps admiration and who knows, maybe even true love. True love is only valuable when it is exchanged between two people who are fully known and thus vulnerable to one another and still loved. To reinvent oneself physically to the extent required by gender reassignment is tantamount to rejecting oneself almost completely and is evidence that one is a tremendously deceptive person who has also been cruelly deceived by a world that teaches us to deny our human value if we are born “the wrong gender,” according to the fashion of the times or the dictates of the culture. To know, love and accept oneself is to be ready for trust, love and intimacy with a beloved other, who also is in need of being loved and accepted for his or her true self. To slice oneself up in a desperate attempt to attract another person is to reject oneself and to be unable to accept another person’s genuine self as well. It is unfortunate that political correctness has caused people to pretend this is okay instead of helping the sufferer come to accept himself or herself as a human creation of God and therefore worthy of being loved and loving another.

COMMENTS POLICY: Comments are limited to 250 words, and should not contain offensive or libelous language. Please strive to be civil. All comments are subject to approval by our moderator and to editing as the moderator deems appropriate. Inclusion of your email address is optional.

Post your comment

COMMENTS POLICY: Comments are limited to 250 words, and should not contain offensive or libelous language. Please strive to be civil. All comments are subject to approval by our moderator and to editing as the moderator deems appropriate. Inclusion of your email address is optional.