I picked this up at metroG.com.
It seems that the right will stop at nothing to scapegoat the LGBT community. While I’m not surprised, I am disapointed.
TRANSGENDERS CLAIM FEMA SEX CHANGE SCANDAL WAS FABRICATED
The public was “bamboozled” by the news report …
from metroG NewsLines
July 8, 2006
Last month, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) testified before a House Homeland Security subcommittee to spotlight $1.4 billion fraudulent waste of Emergency Assistance Funds (EAF) to Hurricane Katrina victims. The unprecedented level of Federal Emergency Management Agency fraud was blared over television newscasts and emblazoned on newspaper headlines: “FEMA funds paid for a sex change.”
However, the National Transgender Advocacy Coalition (NTAC) is now publicly calling the media and authorities on this claim, demanding proof that this occurred and calling the press on this claim “fabricated” and “fraudulent.” In reviewing both House subcommittee testimony and the GAO report that uncovered the fraud there was no reference of a sex change, nor any surgery of any type being paid for by FEMA funds.
“It appears [the sex change] story was prime red meat for conservatives looking to turn attention away from the President, and onto Katrina victims and FEMA,” said NTAC President Vanessa Edwards Foster. “It also appears there’s no veracity to the story that EAF funds were used for gender reassignment surgery. These press claims are what’s fraudulent.”
Read the complete story at: metroG.com