by Laurel Duggan
The Walt Disney Company is staying silent following reports it helps the children of its employees with sex change procedures through its benefits program.
A leaked video shared by Manhattan Institute senior fellow Christopher Rufo Thursday purportedly showed a Disney internal meeting in which a man explained Disney’s efforts to help employees “express their gender” at the company. Disney has not publicly addressed its efforts to help employees medically transition their children to the opposite sex following the release of the video, and did not respond to multiple requests for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation.
The man in the video reportedly said employees could work with the company’s benefits team to get information about gender transitions for themselves and their children, according to the video.
NEW: Disney has adopted a benefits program to assist employees and their minor children with "gender affirmation procedures." This type of treatment typically includes puberty blockers, breast removal, and genital surgeries for "kids who are transitioning." pic.twitter.com/a2zSSboe0S
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) April 7, 2022
“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,” the man in the video reportedly said.
Disney is also covering drugs that halt puberty for children under 18 as well as a long list of “gender affirming” procedures for adults including genital implants through its health insurance company Cigna, according to a document on gender affirmation coverage shared by Fidelity Investments, which manages Disney’s benefits program.
Statement from The Walt Disney Company on signing of Florida legislation: pic.twitter.com/UVI7Ko3aKS
— Walt Disney Company (@WaltDisneyCo) March 28, 2022
Disney previously did not respond to numerous requests for comment from the DCNF regarding other videos shared by Rufo on March 30 in which Disney employees and corporate leaders reportedly boasted about injecting “queerness” into children’s shows.
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Laurel Duggan is a reporter at Daily Caller News Foundation.