As Disney faces mounting pressure from conservatives and parents for its public promotion of the LGBTQ+ agenda for children, a new report indicates the company is helping its employees and their minor children obtain mutilating “sex-change” surgeries.
Manhattan Institute senior fellow Chris Rufo, who has done significant work exposing Critical Race Theory being taught in American classrooms, highlighted the massive corporation’s efforts to help its staff access gender reassignment surgery and drugs in an April 7 tweet containing a video reportedly from an internal company meeting.
In the video, a man who appears against a backdrop with the phrases, “The Walt Disney Company,” and “reimagine tomorrow,” speaks about the “work” the company is doing to promote transgender expression and sex-change procedures for its employees.
“The other big area is gender identity and expression, so doing all of this work to ensure that our employees and cast can express their gender here authentically and proudly at the company,” the man said.
“So, you know, coming up with guides on how to change your photo, information about pronouns, working with our benefits team to give information about gender affirmation procedures both for our employees who are transitioning and trans, but also our employees who have kids who are transitioning,” he added.
It’s unclear who the man is or when the original video was recorded.
The Daily Caller pointed out that Disney’s benefits program is managed by Fidelity Investments, which shared a question and answer document addressing Disney’s gender affirmation coverage that appears to confirm the content of the video.
According to the document, Disney funds “Gender Affirmation procedures” for adults and children, with no dollar limits or maximums, under health insurance companies Cigna, Kaiser (California), and HMSA (Hawaii).
Treatments covered under the Cigna plan include puberty-blocking drugs for children. Adults on the plan can elect to undertake a range of mutilating surgeries, including “breast augmentation/reduction, chest contouring, hair removal/transplantation, facial feminization surgery, genital implant or prosthesis, rhinoplasty, trachea shave/reduction, and vocal surgery/speech therapy,” the document states.
Under Kaiser, California’s Disney employees have access to “sexual reassignment surgery and mastectomy with chest reconstruction services, in addition to behavioral health and hormone therapy services.”
Under HMSA plans for Hawaii employees, the Fidelity Investments document notes that reversal of gender reassignment surgery will not be covered unless the individual develops “a serious medical barrier to completing gender reassignment” or “a serious medical condition.”
It’s unclear whether the Cigna or Kaiser plans would cover the reversal of mutilating surgeries.
News of Disney’s apparent funding for radical and destructive gender reassignment treatments comes amid wide-scale backlash after the child-oriented company announced its opposition to Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Act, which prohibits Florida teachers from instructing children about sexuality and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade.
Disney has also signaled its intention to fight a Texas executive order that would direct officials to investigate gender reassignment surgeries for children as “child abuse.”
In addition, the mega-company has taken considerable heat from conservatives and parents after videos leaked by Rufo on March 30 appeared to show Disney’s deliberate efforts to promote the LGBTQ+ agenda for children in its programming.
Opponents of Disney’s pro-LGBTQ+ stance have staged protests outside Disney’s headquarters and called for sweeping boycotts.
Disney did not respond to LifeSite’s request for comment.