Pensacola LGBT Shelter

The Problem

The LGBT community has one of the largest homeless populations in the US. However, many of us aren't allowed in established shelters, many of which are run by religious organizations and are therefore legally allowed to discriminate against us.

Transgender women in particular have died on the streets  and been sexually assaulted in men's shelters due to shelters refusing them access to gender congruent shelters.

According to the National Coalition for the Homeless , 19% of trans people experience homelessness. And of those, 29% reported being turned away from shelters, and of those who were permitted shelter access, 55% report experiencing harassment by shelter staff or residents.

The Solution
 
This is a serious problem that desperately needs to be solved. So let's solve it together! We've found multiple multifamily housing options in Pensacola for under $250k.

This is a joint coalition between Transacola , Pensacola Osteopaths , and Strive .  We can point out the problems in our community all we want, but nothing will change until we do the work. So let's put in that work together!

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Donations

  • Allison Huskey 
    • $50 
    • 8 mos
  • Kisa Valenti 
    • $40 
    • 9 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 15 mos
  • Monica Talley 
    • $25 
    • 15 mos
  • Jennifer Chapman 
    • $20 
    • 15 mos
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Organizer

ALEXYS HILLMAN 
Organizer
Pensacola, FL