Philly to Open Transgender Homeless Shelter

Act of discrimination leads to a plan for a new type of facility

In September, Jaden Hensley was turned away from a city-funded homeless shelter for being transgendered. Discrimination against the LGBT community is in violation of city policy. So, in response to the incident, the Department of Behavioral Health has developed a plan to open a shelter specifically geared to handle health services for the transgender community. [Metro]