Washington, D.C. — Laura E. Durso, Senior Director for the Center for American Progress LGBT Research and Communications Project, released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s new rule ensuring equal access to shelters for transgender Americans based on their gender identity.
The Obama administration continues to make good on its promise to stand with transgender people and ensure equality on the basis of gender identity. While the country works to identify and address the root causes of homelessness, these provisions will help ensure that no transgender people are ever turned away from shelter because of who they are and that everyone has access to equitable and appropriate services.
Related resource: Discrimination Against Transgender Women Seeking Access to Homeless Shelters by Caitlyn Rooney, Laura E. Durso, and Sharita Gruberg
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