Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Emergency Planning Meeting Called To Address Transgender Homelessness and Unemployment

Posted By on Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 3:42 PM

Homeless Organizing for Power and Equality (H.O.P.E.) is turning its attention to the issue of homelessness and unemployment among transgender Memphians.

The group will host a "state of emergency" planning meeting on Thursday, August 27th at 7 p.m. at the Memphis Gay & Lesbian Community Center (MGLCC) to discuss solutions addressing the lack of resources for trans people.

Currently, most (or all) Memphis homeless shelters will not allow trans patrons unless those patrons agree to present as their gender assigned at birth. And it's difficult for transgender people to find employment. These issues overwhelming effect trans people of color.

For more information on the meeting or to RSVP, see the event's Facebook page.

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