All people who come to us for services are offered assistance according to their need and our capacity to help. Because LGBTQ Americans living in poverty often experience unacceptable homophobia and transphobia, many become homeless. A majority of homeless LGBTQ people end up on the streets before they turn 18, and one in four is homeless before turning Almost one-third of transgender people have been rejected from an emergency shelter. The Salvation Army created a dorm in Las Vegas to offer safety and shelter to this group, which is statistically more vulnerable to assault. Despite progress toward hiring equality, LGBTQ Americans often lack access to educational resources, counseling services, and vocational training to help them obtain well-paying jobs.
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The kettle workers photo is a complete and utter fabrication. It is false witness. The radio comments, however, are of greater concern. It is important to note that the Army around the world immediately rejected those comments and made public statements against them. We stand by the rejection of those comments still. This is a link to our response to the radio interview that we posted publicly in June , and stand by today.
The Salvation Army's History of Anti-LGBT Discrimination
The Salvation Army has become aware that comments made on an Australian radio station back in June have resurfaced and are being reported as being representative of the views of the organisation as a whole. This is incorrect, as we would like to explain. The Salvation Army in Australia promptly apologised for the hurt his comments caused. The Salvation Army in other parts of the world also distanced itself from the comments made.