How to create a “safe” home for a transgender person
By Michael KriegerPublished November 21, 2018 07:17:13An 18-year-old transgender man is trying to raise funds to help a homeless transgender woman who he says is facing harassment and discrimination in her home.
Brynn M. Smith was homeless when she transitioned from male to female.
She’s also a student at Southern Methodist University, where she plans to major in computer science.
Her story has sparked a conversation about transgender identity, the need to build safer homes for transgender people, and how to find safe spaces.
A transgender woman, she was forced to live in a bathroom stall and wash her hands in public restrooms because her school did not allow transgender students to use the bathroom, Smith said.
She says she was able to find a safe place to shower with her parents, who had moved to a different building after their son’s death, and her siblings.
She also used a gender-neutral restroom at school.
But her bathroom was located in a common area and accessible to everyone, she said.
Transgender students are under-represented in the U.S. armed forces, according to a new study released by the RAND Corporation.
In 2017, the RAND study found that transgendered individuals were at a higher risk of being victims of domestic violence than the general population.
The study said that for every 1,000 transgenders in the armed forces it found, only 16.3 percent had reported being attacked, and just 1.7 percent had been physically assaulted.
That’s the same rate for non-transgender people, the study found.
In 2016, RAND found that only 0.6 percent of transgender people had been killed.
In her case, Smith says she’s been subjected to harassment, sexual assault and bullying.
In March, she called the police and reported a hostile work environment.
She says her employer threatened to report her to HR if she did not leave the workplace.
Smith says she called HR because she had been harassed and verbally abused.
Smith says that she also reported a bullying incident to HR and the university.
But the university told Smith she was not a protected class.
Smith’s parents, a single mother and a single father, were reluctant to give their children up for adoption.
Smith said that when her father told her to leave the house because she was transgender, she thought, I have to get a lawyer.
Smith said she was told that she had no right to be in the home, that her parents would not be happy if she left.
She believes that they will have her transferred to another facility because they fear that she will be in danger.
Smith, who now lives in the Dallas area, has a court hearing scheduled for November 22.
In an interview with the Washington Post, Smith shared some of the details of the harassment she experienced while she was living in the common area.
The first time I was kicked out, I was standing on the bathroom floor, with my hands on my knees and a towel covering my genitals.
And I had a woman in my living room, who was holding a knife to my throat, trying to stab me.
I was terrified.
I would never be able to leave, she told the Post.
It was like being locked in a basement.
I was in fear for my safety, and I would never leave my house, Smith told the paper.
In the middle of my life, Smith began receiving hate mail and death threats, including one from a man who said he had been waiting on a death threat against her.
The man said that he would “blow your [sic] brains out.”
The threats made Smith feel isolated and violated, she tells the Post in the interview.
I didn’t feel like I was alone, and that I was not alone, she says.
The threats continued.
I received emails from people saying I was a terrorist and that it was a “coup.”
I received messages saying I should be killed because I had to leave.
I received messages from people telling me I had made a mistake, that they were going to take my life.
I had to flee because I didn’t want to be homeless, she recalled.
But it was my job, and it was not my choice.
She has since received a job offer from a company that she says will help her find housing.
A shelter program is not enough, she fears, and the money will not help her.
In a letter to Smith’s mother, Smith wrote that the “safety and privacy of transgabled people should be paramount,” and that the university was doing a poor job of protecting transgated students.
I am currently homeless and in need of help, she wrote.
I need to find the resources and the space I need to live safely in my new identity.
I’m still struggling with the reality that my transgendering is not recognized as a legal status, and as a transgender, I am still living as a woman, according the letter.
Smith wants to find an institution where she