Campos holds hearing on treatment of LGBT homeless in shelters 

Supervisor David Campos is holding a hearing Thursday on the treatment of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people in homeless shelters. The hearing is before the Board of Supervisor Government Audits and Oversight Committee.

“I called this hearing because I am deeply concerned about stories I have heard from LGBT homeless people who have faced violence from shelter residents and indifference from the shelter staff,” Campos said Wednesday in a statement. “Homeless advocates tell me that many LGBT people, and especially homeless transgendered people, prefer to sleep on the streets than use the city shelter system. Transgender and LGBT youth are particularly vulnerable to homelessness due to discrimination at the workplace and by their families. San Francisco must provide a safe and respectful safety net for LGBT people who do not have a home.”

The committee meets Thursday, at 1 p.m., at City Hall in Room 250.

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