Kayla Gore is making the world safer for trans people in the conservative south
Kayla Gore, left front row
As an advocate for trans equality in a hostile part of the country, Kayla Gore is used to dreaming up big solutions. But as executive director of My Sistah’s House, a nonprofit organization in Memphis, TN, one of her most important accomplishment may well be thinking small: Building dozens of tiny homes to house the region’s burgeoning homeless population of transgender women.
Gore’s timing could not be better. One in five transgender people report facing housing discrimination, and more than one in ten have been evicted from their homes because of their gender identity, according to the National Center for Transgender Equality.
Tiny homes offer a sustainable financial solution to housing insecurity. My Sistah’s House is working with the Shelby
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