One of the risks of democracy is that sooner or later special interests figure out how to vote the public purse into their own pockets. This story is an example of that.
It is an example of something more, as well: It is an example of the kind of perversity that attends end-of-empire moments in history.
Consider the irony. In a world where sexual reality is subjective, does it not make sense for there to be a civil rights lobby that channels government funds (uniquely) to sexual non-conformists, to help them pay their rent?
Of such things is justice made.