THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Taking a page from the existing TransHaven Project — an emergency and winter shelter for homeless trans people — the newly launched St. Louis LGBT Shelter and Housing Advocacy Project aims to provide shelter that include all homeless LGBT people.
Spokesperson Robyn Carolyn Montague, who is also the founder of the TransHaven Project: “The Project’s goal is for the advocacy and creation of safe and affirming emergency and transitional shelters. Our aim is for long-term housing, accessing existing shelter resources in the region and the creation of a LGBT-specific housing environment, for homeless LGBT adults in the St. Louis area.”
Montague, a street volunteer for other homeless causes, did extensive background work into the need of LGBT-specific shelters, including the visitation of the city’s other shelters and locations homeless people have known to frequent. She has also met with city officials numerous times prior to the formation of this group.
With the launch underway, Montague is already in talks with other shelters, confident of eventual LGBT acceptance. I wish her success with the project and appreciation for her years of trans and LGBT advocacy!
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