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WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) — The Biden administration is using taxpayer dollars to fund so-called “transgender programming” in federal prisons, government documents show.

The Department of Justice (DOJ), headed by U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, made the deal with The Change Companies in Carson City, Nevada on July 1, 2021.

According to a contract summary on the U.S. government’s official website for tracking spending data, the DOJ agreed to a $1.5 million program to implement “transgender programming” “across all federal prisons,” The Epoch Times reported.

The DOJ’s Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) said in a statement that the program will provide “techniques to seek support for mental health concerns and skills to advocate for physical, emotional, and sexual health and safety.”

Details regarding the curriculum are reportedly set to be finalized September 30.

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At a time of global instability, nuclear tensions and war in Europe, the US Armed Forces have embarrassed themselves by taking a time-out to promote "Pride Month" among the watching world.

This wrongheaded preoccupation with the LGBT ideology across society is weakening our country in a number of ways, not least as it undermines the bedrock of society - the family.

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Marking the start of Gay Pride Month this week, the US Marines tweeted an image of a military helmet with 6 bullets in LGBT rainbow colors and the words "ready to serve" written on it.

Many responses highlighted the foolishness of an army, who wish to be feared, promoting such ideologies.

This comparison of recruitment videos from the Chinese, Russian and US armies shows how the LGBT ideology has infiltrated our country and taken military focus away from strength on the battlefield. 

How can the U.S. be respected as a super-power by our enemies if we continue to make our armed forces more effeminate, being prouder of the rainbow flag than the Stars and Stripes? 

The woke agenda of normalizing LGBT behaviors among children, adults and the armed forces is a war on reality, as more and more young people find themselves confused about their gender, their attractions, and even what the purpose of sex is. 

To understand how pervasive the LGBT ideology is, consider this: only 1.3% of those born before 1946 identified as LGBT in March 2021, compared to a whopping 15% of young people born between 1997-2002.

Mainstream media, educational institutions, politicians, and even some of the armed forces are conditioning the public to believe this is normal and healthy - it's not.

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Promoting the sexual revolution and other fashionable trends will have consequences, one of them being the decline of true and good men and women willing to stand by their families, their country and their flag during times of hardship.

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The BOP said in its statement that it “recognizes the importance of appropriate gender-affirming management and treatment of transgender individuals in its custody.”

“By entering into a contract with The Change Companies, the BOP is able to expand program offerings for transgender inmates,” the bureau said, adding that the money will help prisoners manage “identity concerns.”

Resources provided via the $1.5 million contract will include “full curricula and facilitator’s guides, the use of instructional workbooks, and videos.”

“The BOP maintains procurement integrity and compliance with laws and federal regulations when procuring contracts of goods and services,” the statement continued, characterizing the $1.5 million price tag as “compliant with federal law and regulations to include fair pricing of the award.”

RELATED: Female prisoner sues prison, says ‘trans’ male inmate raped her

Fox News Digital reported that the agency directed the outlet to review the BOP’s “Transgender Offender Manual,” which describes transgender surgery as the “final stage in the transition process and is generally considered only after one year of clear conduct and compliance with mental health, medical, and programming services at the gender-affirming facility.”

On Wednesday, Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado blasted the decision to use taxpayer money to finance transgender ideology in prisons, saying “Biden is purposefully flushing your tax dollars down the drain.”

The Biden administration has routinely bowed to the demands of the transgender idealogues in the Democrat Party and set itself up to be the most LGBT-friendly administration in U.S. history.

The self-professed Catholic president has unequivocally promoted the radical LGBT agenda, and repeatedly expressed opposition to state laws that ban LGBT content in school curricula or bar males from using females’ bathrooms and locker rooms or competing in female sports.

RELATED: Biden slams bills protecting children, female athletes from transgender ideology

Biden has also expressed his adherence to transgender ideology in his agency appointments. Last year, he said almost 14% of his 1,500 agency appointees identified as LGBT.

Among the more prominent LGBT appointees are U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health Richard (Rachel) Levine, a man who says he is a woman.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre is also a lesbian who is “married” to a woman.

Earlier this month, the Biden administration officially on-boarded Sam Brinton, an LGBT activist with a self-professed “puppy play” fetish, as the U.S. Department of Energy’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition.

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