Lu Zhao is a graduate student at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, where she focuses on living issues surrounding homelessness and culture. A big fan on social justice and investigative reporting. Prior to Medill, Lu wrote about legal issues and culture at the Paper, one of the most popular online news publications in China, covering in press conferences, court trials and book launches. 

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Homeless Trans and Non-Binary People Are Unsheltered At Higher Rates

by Lu Zhao 07-03-2019

The Alliance, a nonprofit advocacy group promoting programs to eliminate homelessness, found that among homeless adults who identify with the gender they had at birth, 48 percent do not have any type of shelter. That compares with 56 percent of homeless transgender adults who had no place to sleep or live. The largest percentage of shelterless, homeless adults based on gender were nonbinary or genderqueer — identifying with neither of the two main genders.