Creating a Safer Shelter System for FTMs in Toronto - Homeless Hub Research Summary Series

Creating a Safer Shelter System for FTMs in Toronto - Homeless Hub Research Summary Series

Shelters are mainly separated based on the sex that one was born (female or male), making it extremely difficult and unsafe for many females-to-males (FTMs) to navigate and find refuge in. Men’s shelter providers have described being unable to safely serve FTMs and women’s shelters have been viewed as an inappropriate alternative, leaving FTMs with no safe place to turn for shelter.

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Invisible Men: FTMs and Homelessness in Toronto was published by the Wellesley Institute in 2008.

PUBLICATION DATE: 2012
LOCATION: Toronto, ON, Canada