Pride in Diversity and the Taxpayer’s Dollar

Always follow the money… Kit does another great piece on the trans lobby ACON

The Lady Kit Kowalski

$17 Million in Grants

In 2021, ACON, the AIDS Council of NSW, received $16.9 MILLION in grant money. ACON’s principal objective is “Ending HIV transmission among gay men and other homosexually active men“.

Almost $2M in Badge Money

In the same year, members of ACON’s Pride in Diversity program paid over $1.9 Million for the privilege of calling themselves members of the scheme.

Each standard membership is $6600. I’ve made my calculations on the basis that all 296 members paid the same.

They have a sample business case on their website to help you convince your bosses to shell out the money. Members get access to events, video training resources, and an opportunity to display a badge on their website or in recruitment brochures. The list of benefits is here.

Slightly less than half a million came from state and federal government agencies. It’s well over $600k…

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