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100 Days Out: Trump v. Biden on LGBTQ Equality in Housing and Public Accommodations

Over the coming days, HRC will be highlighting the key attacks from the Trump-Pence Administration and the commitments from the Biden administration to undo those attacks and build a better future for LGBTQ people. These are Trump’s attacks and Biden’s record and plans for LGBTQ equality in housing and public accommodations :


> Allowed emergency shelters to deny access to transgender and gender-nonconforming people: Despite the fact that LGBTQ people are significantly more likely to experience homelessness in their lives, HUD Secretary Ben Carson plans to propose a rule to permit emergency shelters to deny access or otherwise discriminate against transgender and gender-nonconforming people who are homeless. HUD also canceled a scheduled survey on LGBTQ homelessness.

Plans a transphobic and Bigoted “guide to identifying a transgender person”: As part of their guidance to allow homeless shelters to discriminate against transgender shelter seekers, the Department of Housing and Urban Development plans to encourage using physical characteristics to discriminate against transgender people at homeless shelters.

Placed transgender incarcerated persons in the wrong prison: The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) rolled back an Obama-era policy that housed transgender prisoners consistent with their gender identity. With transgender people […]

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