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Mayor Peduto Issues Letter Opposing Trump Administration's Rollback of Protections for Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Community in Homelessness Services

PITTSBURGH, PA (July 2, 2020) Mayor William Peduto and other city officials issued a letter to local homelessness and human service partners urging them to oppose a recent Trump Administration proposal that would roll back Obama-era protections for transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming people experiencing homelessness.  

The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced yesterday their proposal that would allow homeless shelters and service providers to deny services and accommodation to people based on their gender identity and gender expression, creating opportunities for institutional discrimination against already vulnerable populations.  

The letter will be sent to human and homelessness service partners in the City of Pittsburgh and was signed by representatives from the Mayor’s Office of Equity, City of Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations and City of Pittsburgh LGBTQIA+ Advisory Council.  

A copy of the letter can be found here

Published

07.02.2020

Contacts

Molly Onufer
Communications Director
Mayor's Office
412-579-8534
molly.onufer@pittsburghpa.gov