Trans Texan trailblazer Monica Roberts needs her community

Monica Roberts, legendary blogger and advocate who has worked tirelessly for the transgender community over the last two decades, is facing homelessness. Roberts is a native Houstonian and a trailblazing trans community leader who is the founding editor of the award winning blog TransGriot, She's a history buff, thinker, lecturer and award winning advocate on trans human rights issues who works diligently at encouraging acceptance of and promoting awareness about trans people. She is also a dear friend of GLAAD's whose voice and influence in the LGBT movement has helped us amplify the everyday stories of people in the transgender community. Her blog has been nominated for a GLAAD Media Award, and she is highly visible and is passionate about the advancement of transgender lives in her home state of Texas and nationally. 

Stable and safe housing is a serious issue for transgender people with one in five having experienced homelessness in their lifetime because of discrimination and family rejection. To add insult to injury, 30% of transgender people have reported being turned away from homeless shelters because of their gender. Texas has no protections for transgender people and ranks one of the worst in terms of providing resources for home or marginally housed LGBT people. Almost all of their shelters are segregated by gender and transgender people are not allowed to be housed with their appropriate gender. Many transwomen who are housed with men report being sexually propositioned and verbablly or physically attack. We can't let that happen to one of the most dedicated and fearless members of our community.

The Bilerico Project has put together a donation page to help her get the stable housing that she, and all trans folks deserve. Please sure your support via donation or if you have any housing resources in the Houston area please share it with GLAAD through this form, and we will share it with Monica (and everyone).