08/03/2014 10:39 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Why We Don't Know The Size Of The Transgender Population

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In 2001, Kerith Conron was working on LGBT issues in Boston’s health department. She discovered that homeless transgender people were sleeping on benches because the shelters, which were segregated by gender, didn’t know what to do with them. As a result, transgender people weren’t included in the city’s assessment of who needed shelter.

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