This is good news. Transgender people are often turned away and shunned by much of society. It’s good to know that Philadelphia will have a safe space for them.
When Jaden Hensley visited the Appletree Center homeless intake center on Cherry Street seeking shelter one September night, the transgender man found yet another place that he didn’t fit in.
“We don’t take transgenders,” a security guard told Hensley, he recalls. A city spokesman said there’s no such provision…
Hensley’s encounter may soon end with the creation of the Morris Home. The city-funded shelter will be the first to offer comprehensive health services specifically for the transgender community.