The Madeleine Brand Show for May 1, 2012

Life on the street holds special peril for transgender people

The California Report

californiareport.org

California has some of the nation's strongest civil rights protections for transgendered people. But it's a population that continues to be vulnerable. One in five transgender people in the state say they've been homeless at some point in their life, according to a survey by the Transgender Law Center.

And when they seek help at shelters, many report being turned away, harassed or worse. In Los Angeles, there are new efforts to put a spotlight on those issues. The California Report's Los Angeles bureau chief Krissy Clark reports.


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