Biden is using American tax dollars to fund queer film festivals overseas

By Jonathon Van Maren

Since arriving in the White House, Joe Biden has picked up where Barack Obama left off, making promotion of abortion and the LGBT agenda abroad a fundamental cornerstone of his administration’s foreign policy.

There is, of course, the flying of rainbow flags on American embassies—including the embassy to the Holy See (staff at the embassy in Kabul stuck to posting an image to Twitter a couple of months prior to fleeing before the Taliban). But a key aspect of this promotional strategy is using American taxpayer dollars to fund LGBT groups around the world.

According to the Washington Free Beacon, the latest example of this is the Portuguese international film festival Queer Lisboa, which according to a State Department spokeswoman received $10,000 from the Biden Administration as part of their initiative to “support LGBTQ+ and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility efforts.”

The festival, the Beacon noted, “included P.S. Burn This Letter Please, a documentary about drag culture in post-war New York City, Saint-Narcisse, a film about incestuous twins, and Minyan, a movie about a 17-year-old Jewish boy who leaves his parents to explore New York City’s gay scene and eventually has sex with an adult bartender.”

Queer Lisboa is only one of several initiatives designed to mainstream the LGBT agenda. According to the Free Beacon, early this year the State Department

funded the ‘first gender and sexuality library in Lebanon,’ provided diversity and inclusion consulting to Latin American police forces, and hosted a transgender recognition webinar in Norway, according to an interagency report. The department said locals sometimes pushed back against LGBT promotion, perceiving it as ‘Western,’ ‘imported,’ or ‘against cultural or religious values.’


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