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Ben Carson Says Homeless Trans People Make Others Uncomfortable

He used homeless cis women to prop up his transphobic new policy.

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Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson has defended the removal of training materials for housing providers to prevent LGBT discrimination, arguing that the presence of transgender people in homeless shelters makes others feel uncomfortable. Responding to a question by Illinois Democratic Representative Mike Quigley during a House subcommittee hearing, Carson said: "There are some…{C}

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Kashmira Gander writes for the Independent and Independent on Sunday.