Quick post in solidarity with Jennifer Bilek who asked me to look at the funding for this organisation from the Arcus Foundation.

Gate have received an enormous injection of cash from Arcus Foundation going back to at least 2013.

Gate was founded by one of thesignatories to the Yogyakarta principles, Mauro Cabral Grinspan, You can read more about these principles here:

Yogyakarta Principles

It is worth noting that another signatory to the Yogyakarta Principles, Robert Wintemute, has admitted that little thought was given to the impact on women’s rights.

Mauro Cabral Grinspan who was the executive director of Gate at the time of this picture.

Cabral-Grinton hails from Buenas Aires and styles themself as an intersex and trans activist. She is also a trans-identified female. It’s not clear if she really suffers from a disorder of sexual development or if this is how she describes a “trans” identity. Cabral-Grinton was also a member of the World Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). Interestingly she also convened a working group which recommended the removal of the concept of a “gender variant child” and pointed out the danger of a negative impact on proto-gay kids. This was in 2013.

You can read this document below.

Gender Incongruence in childhood

Arcus Foundation has an open records of the grants they dispense and their purposes. One of the grants, to GATe, was to fund activists to lobby the World Health Organisation to normalise the idea that people are born in the wrong body and facilitate billion dollar profits for Pharmaceutical companies and the Gender Industrial complex.

GATE also funded trans activists to attend a symposium organised by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). WPATH is a Lobby group which was founded by an activist called Harry Benjamin.

GMI insights projected the profits that can be made on the “transgender” surgeries alone. They projected a Compound Annual Growth rate (CAGR) of 25%+. Note, this does not include the profits to be made by a lifetime dependence on opposite sex hormones. To maximise the mining of profit from healthy, human bodies lobbyists h needed to change laws and capture the health sector. Gate is one of the organisations that have worked to this end.

In this industry forecast they did note that one impediment to the growth rate was rising rates of regret. However, for anyone who regrets their surgery and has removed ovaries/testicles they are still a source of profit because they remain a lifelong dependent on synthetic hormones.

You can read more about the Arcus Foundation in an earlier piece I did on the “charitable” arm of medical technology billionaire Jon Stryker.


Inventing the “anti-gender movement.

GATE also produced a 173 page document t labelling women defending sex based rights as violent and funded through shadowy means and makes spurious allegations that feminists are in league with anti-abortion groups. These are some clips from the section on the United Kingdom.

They also describe “Gender Critical” feminists as people who do not believe it is possible to change sex.

The report itself appears to just accept the word of the respondents on the situation in the U.K. They are not identified but all claim to be working for trans-lobby groups based in the U.K.

The organisations named in the report are listed below. A gay rights organisation, a group of left wing trade unionists, an organisation set up to defend female sports and another that defends “sex” as a legally protected characteristic! All mainstream views in the U.K.

The kind of things set out as successes for the “anti-gender” movement are things like protecting female sports.

Naturally they also claim that womwn defending their rights are also committing violence such that trans activists have been driven to retaliate but this is all in self defence.

The attack on women’s rights is made very clear in the Gate document which shares many characteristics with three documents I covered in my series accusing feminists of engaging in a moral panic. . All deny that women defending sex based rights are “feminists” and all use the label “anti-gender” and make ridiculous assertions of shadowy funding and alliances with anti-abortion groups. You can read that series here:

Moral Panic?

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The Arcus Foundation is heavily invested in the dissemination of Transgender Ideology. To learn more about this you can do no better than reading Jennifer Bilek on this topic. This article here is a good summary.

Here is another one by Jennifer Bilek which is specifically focussed on the Arcus Foundation. 


The Arcus foundation has an online tool to check its grantees which you can find here:


Some foundations have a tool to extract the data to an excel spreadsheet which facilitates analysis. Unfortunately the Arcus Foundation don’t have an obvious way to do this so I manually populated 400 + lines of data, so I could pivot table and analyse where their Social Justice fund was allocated. I tracked from 2016 to April, 2021. I only looked at the Social Justice category but Arcus Foundation funds across many other areas. The scope of their largesse, arguably, means many organisations, who don’t propagate Gender Identity Ideology, may, nevertheless, be compromised by the financial benefits they derive from this association . (Bear in mind this is a live database so I noticed even historic descriptions of activities seemed to change. )

As you can see there was a total approaching $74 million dollars spent promoting Social Justice issues, during this period.  The majority had some aspect which promoted Gender Identity Ideology.  Where there was a focus 
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For convenience I badged the funding as LGBTQ but, in reality, some of the grants omit the Q and others emphasise an I (for intersex). Some project detail is clearly focussed on sexual orientation but the project is still badged as variations of “LGBT”. I assume the Q is dropped, in some projects, because “queer” doesn’t have any currency in the countries where they are funelling funds.

Here is the spreadsheet.


A notable feature of the grants illustrates the tactic of forced teaming. This is where Trans Ideology proponents feign (?) alliances with established movements to establish “common cause” and piggy back on their reputations. The most obvious one is gay rights. Indeed Arcus donated $142,000 to Stonewall (Former Gay Rights Charity in the UK). This was just before Stonewall added the T to LGB and expanded their remit to cover Transgender issues. This was one grant. They also provided an additional $42,000 to support a project called “Rainbow Laces” to bring the LGBTQ into sport.

Arcus also gave Stonewall $75,000 to be involved in roundtable discussions to convince Business to back the LGBTQ because it was “good business strategy”. The aim was to “swing” these countries to their agenda.


At the time Stonewall changed direction it may have appeared, to their organisation, that the battles had been won in the United Kingdom.  I disagree.  The homophobia directed at our proto-gay youth has not gone away.  It may not have been as lucrative a cause but they could have done some good work in the U.K. They could also have campaigned to fight for the rights of Gay Men and Lesbians abroad.  They could have worked to stop the horrendous abuse of Gay men and Lesbians, in Iran, who were not accepted as homosexual but could have their surgery funded if they adopted a Trans-Identity.  Instead they opted for a more lucrative (?) path. 

It does not seem to have occurred to the bigwigs at Stonewall that the fight to defend same sex orientation depends on acknowledging that sex is a material reality. Transgender Ideology denies the reality of sex and therefore sex based attraction. That’s one of many conflicts between Trans rights and those of other groups.

But back to the Arcus Foundation:

Looking at the detail of these projects it was rare to find one that focussed on sexual orientation exclusively. Even where the project looked at same sex orientation the project was still labelled a variant of “LGBT” or “LGBTQ” to, effectively, join the causes together. By contrast there was a sizeable sum spent on exclusively “transgender” issues.

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9 million dollars allocated to exclusively Transgender causes. Interestingly if you search for the mention of “transmen” specific projects you will not find any. However some of the projects detailed do focus on “Transwomen” usually Transwomen of colour.

As I have noted before “transmen” tend to get deployed when they are pregnant or when it is easier to argue aganst the, sex based, rights of biological women. Their omission from any specific projects aimed at the needs of “transmen” screams good, old-fashioned, sexism to me!

It appears another tactic was to join with women Fighting for reproductive justice. This means that women’s fight to control their fertility is hijacked with trans organisations hitching their wagon to these long running campaigns. This grant is pretty transparent about its “strategic collaboration”.


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Another surprise, to me, is how much of a proportion is going to religious organisations including Evangelical Christians and Muslim organisations. Next time anyone tells you that you are in an alliance with religious groups heres a screenshot to share! Over $10 and a half million to religiouis organisations. These organisations were not simply those who you might have expected to hold liberal, progressive views on homosexuality or Gender Identity. Instead many in the United States were explicity Evangelical Christian Organisations deep in what we may have come to know as Trump supporting territory.

A couple of examples appear below from Atlanta, Georgia and Texas.

You will find similiar examples of “forced teaming” if you look at the grants focussed on racial justice or homelessness. There are also lots of grants to organisations looking at strategic litigation in the area of LGBTQ or exlusively “Transgender” organisations. A few projects are also engaged in educating/lobbying employees of the United Nations.

Many of the entries also talk of funding to “grow grassroots” activists. Somebody should explain that grassroots movements emerge organically. When you are targetting millions of dollars of funding to “grow” a movement you are engaged in Astro-turfing not grass roots activism.

The media narrative also comes in for some skilful manipulation. These are the organisations involved in journalism or documentary film-making who are taking the Arcus Cash. The explicit aim is to ensure media coverage is shaped by the Trans Lobby.

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This is an example of the way these grants are described: To “ensure that coverage is either neutral or positive”. Also to be organised to ensure a response to any negative media coverage. Journalism? or Advocacy?


As many of us are trying to point out to radical leftist groups who are screaming “transwomen are women” ,or other mindless mantras, mainly at feminists of the left, you are being manipulated by billionnaires. This is not a grass roots movement its an elite project and there is a lot of money to be made in fostering a bodily dissassociative condition that unmoors us from our sexed bodies.

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