Members of El/La Para TransLatinas, pictured in 2018, support efforts to provide financial aid to low-income trans residents. (Kevin N….

The movement to use guaranteed income as a tool to fight poverty gained more ground in San Francisco this month, where The City is poised to roll out a new pilot program to put cash directly in the hands of low-income, transgender residents.

These kinds of pilot programs, which provide no-strings-attached benefits to help with living expenses, are generally known as universal basic income. Similar efforts, targeting artists and pregnant women who are Black and Pacific Islander, have rolled out since last fall.

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