I believe I read this article in 1977 when my younger brother came out as gay to the family.
So in 35 years will hundreds of millions spent on 1% of our society - we appear to have learned nothing.
About a decade ago, I read that we spent over $40 billion on LBJ's "War on Poverty" -- and statistically, nothing has been accomplished. We still have crime-ridden ghettoes full of drugs, low employment, poor childhood conditions, and so on.
And then, as if money is the answer to moral poverty, our country elected a president who vowed to throw them all the rest of whatever we have left, and even more. It's just another lie of the devil, with the poor being used as a smokescreen to line the pockets of those at the levers of power. LBJ even said so -- that the "Great Society" program would "have the [n-words] voting Democrat for the next 200 years."
It's the same with this issue -- they don't really care what will happen, as long as pontificating about it and siphoning money from the decadent wealthy keeps them on the gravy train.
Was there a split in the family when your brother announced his was gay?