wbez.org – Produced by Natalie Moore
Transgender people often face housing discrimination. So the federal government is currently conducting a first-ever study to learn more about it. In Chicago, one woman has faced bias from a tenant. She lives in public housing for seniors. And unlike many other transgender people, she’s speaking up.
Meet Gloria Allen.
ALLEN: I’m 64 years old and I’m a transgender. I’ve been living as a woman ever since I was 24 years old and I’m happy with my life.