Transgender Shelter Access: Know Your Rights

Everyone, of any gender identity or expression, has the right to be treated with respect and dignity when accessing shelter services.

Everyone, of any gender identity or expression, has the right to be treated with respect and dignity when accessing shelter services.

If you are transgender and accessing shelter services, GLAD believes you have the right to:

  • Access shelter services free of discrimination and harassment.
  • Access restrooms, showers, dormitories, and other facilities consistent with your gender identity.
  • Use and be referred to by names and pronouns consistent with your gender identity.
  • Express yourself by wearing gender affirming clothing.
  • Keep your transgender status and medical history private.
  • Request accommodations for your safety and privacy.

Get more information on the Transgender Shelter Access Project, and contact GLAD Answers if you feel you are not being treated with respect and dignity.

GLAD Answers can also provide this information in printed wallet card. Contact us if you would like copies for yourself or to share!