The Guaranteed Income for Transgender People (GIFT) initiative

which will start paying out $1,200 per month to 55 people in January 2023

 was introduced by Mayor London Breed on Wednesday.

The city's GIFT programme is one of several basic income projects

 along with a trial programme for artists who have been

disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 epidemic.

Applicants must be over 18, "transgender, nonbinary, gender nonconforming,

live in both the city and county of San Francisco, according to the program's website.