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Radar Watchlist: The Pritzker Family

The billionaire family funding childhood sex changes.

The Pritzker family has long since been known as not only an Illinois dynasty, but also as a thorn in the side of progress for LGB&T Illinoisans. They have long since been identified as one of the wealthiest families in the United States and are recognized by their business holdings in various corporations. In addition, one of the most recognizable members of the family is currently the governor of Illinois.


However, the Pritzker family has also been recognized for their views on the transgender indoctrination of children. One of the most well-known family members goes by the name of Jennifer Pritzker. Jennifer was born as a biological male and later in life, transitioned to being a woman. According to the Family Research Council, “Pritzker donated $1 million to the Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago for a Gender and Sex Development Program."



Jennifer Pritzker also founded (and continues to run) the TAWANI foundation. The TAWANI foundation provides grants to what they describe as ‘health and human rights.'


In addition, The Pritzker family fortune has been tied directly toward LGBT organizations that teach their opinions and views to a very young and at-risk audience. One particular example was reported by The Hill, a Washington D.C. based new organization. “It began with requiring schools to teach the role and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in history textbooks. One of the first states to adopt this was Illinois, where James Pritzker’s cousin J.B. Pritzker, signed it into law."


Since 2019, The Pritzker family has been providing ‘charitable donations’ and other financial assistance toward gender affirming care for minor aged children. One of the most noticeable examples is with the Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. There exists a department referred to as the ‘Pritzker Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health’ and was started with a ‘$15 million gift from the Pritzker Foundation in 2019.'



During 2019, Governor Pritzker also issued Executive Order 19-11. As reported by TabletMag, the Executive Order was titled as “Strengthening Our Commitment to Affirming and Inclusive Schools, to welcome and support children with manufactured sex identities."


In 2021, a new sexual education bill was signed into law (Bill SB0 818). The bill would instill gender ideology as well as gender role stereotypes and sexual reproduction for Kindergarten through 2nd grade children. “By Grades 3-5, children should be able to describe the potential role of hormone blockers on young people who identify as transgender."



Is the Pritzker family directly indoctrinating children in order to get the support of a broader group? Perhaps it’s to gain support for JB’s potential future presidential run. It’s certainly possible in a state like Illinois. Children’s minds are still developing and will continue to do so until about age 25.



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