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Life on the street holds special peril for transgender people

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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.