Roberts: Homeless services must become more inclusive

By | Jun 17, 2019

I was shocked to read that the United States federal government is proposing to institute a policy allowing homeless shelters to ban transgender people from entering their facilities.

This is not just bad policy. It’s discrimination and it’s wrong.

More than a decade ago, we learned how to design our facilities and how to utilize inclusive language in our approach to helping transgender people who were homeless. We never considered banning people from our programs because of their gender identity.

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