Ensuring A Safe Evacuation For Transgender People

With Hurricane Irene preparing to hit the east coast, the National Center for Transgender Equality has released some simple guidelines to help make shelters safe for transgender people who may be evacuating. NCTE also offers a hurricane preparedness guide with some suggestions for supplies transgender people might want to keep on hand, such as certain medical and legal documents. An effective evacuation process needs to be safe for everyone, including those who depend on public shelters for protection from the storm.