Administration proposes rule to remove protections for LGBTQ people at shelters

Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a rule change that would remove protections for LGBTQ people at HUD-funded homeless shelters. Christina Wilson Remlin, Lead Counsel at Children’s Rights, issued the following statement in response to the proposed modification:

“Giving federally-funded shelters a green light to discriminate against transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) youth is a deeply cruel policy that will impact TGNC youth and children with TGNC parents in particular. Young TGNC people, especially TGNC youth of color, have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 health crisis and subsequent economic downturn, and are especially at risk of being pushed out of foster care systems and into homelessness. This proposal is the latest salvo in the administration’s attempt to dismantle existing protections for LGBTQ+ people. Taxpayer-funded discrimination has no place in our government, and we urge the public to oppose the implementation of this new housing rule.”

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