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Transgender Homeless Americans Find Few Protections in the Law

Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash Ben Carson, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, made news earlier this year for his statements about transgender people. In a September meeting with HUD staff, Carson remarked that he was concerned about “big, hairy men” trying to use women’s shelters. It is reported that his comments upset the HUD staff in attendance, causing one women to leave the room in protest. Carson later doubled down on his comments in a congressional hearing, declining to apologize and saying “I think this whole concept of...
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Youth worker made homeless at Christmas launches new campaign to give struggling queer black people somewhere to celebrate

Christmas can be a particularly difficult time for LGBT+ people, as youth worker Tanya Compas knows all too well. Compas, 27, was made homeless last Christmas after becoming estranged from their biological family. They’ve now created a crowdfunder to bring together other black LGBT+ youths who are struggling over the festive period, so no one has to spend the day alone. Their project, Queer Black Christmas, will give ostracised members of the LGBT+ community a safe space to enjoy Christmas with their ‘chosen family’. As well as a Christmas meal...
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Fox News: Only ‘A Very Small Percentage’ of Homeless People Are Homeless ‘Because They Can’t Afford Housing’

Fox News is continuing the network’s attacks on America’s homeless population. Monday morning “Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade falsely claimed only “a very small percentage” of homeless people across the country are homeless “because they can’t afford housing.” Kilmeade served up his absurd and damaging attack after showing viewers a clip of one homeless man in Austin, Texas, who told the conservative cable channel that living on the streets in that city is “great,” because people “give you money” and “you can party.” “It’s a blast,” he told a Fox...
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