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The ACLU of Michigan is looking for trans, genderqueer or gender non-conforming Michigan residents to come forward and discuss their discriminatory experiences in seeking access to a shelter.
A new rule, proposed in November by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, would clear up problems with the Equal Access Rule and require all shelter operators house transgender clients in accordance with their gender identity. In an effort to get the rule passed, HUD is requesting stories of discrimination based on transgender status.
Interested parties who have experienced discrimination when seeking shelter are encouraged to share their experiences with HUD by contacting LGBT special project staff attorney Jay Kaplan at Jkaplan@aclumich.org or Amy Hunter, coordinator of the Trans Advocacy Project, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for receiving stories is set for Jan. 19.