Trump’s Proposal for Homeless Shelters Could Make Life More Dangerous for Trans People

A new Trump administration proposal would let government-funded, single-sex homeless shelters keep transgender people out for religious reasons, and advocates worry that could subject them to more violence than they already face. The Department of Housing and Urban Development, which announced the potential rule change Wednesday, said that sex-segregated shelter providers could accommodate their religious […]

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‘Don’t You Have a Bat to Eat?’ New HHS Spokesman Made Racist Remarks About Chinese People on Twitter

The Department of Health and Human Services’ new spokesman tweeted — and then deleted — racist comments about Chinese people in March, and accused reporters critical of President Trump’s labeling of COVID-19 as the “the Chinese Virus” of “carrying water for the Chinese Community Party.” Michael Caputo’s since-deleted tweets, archived online and first reported by […]

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The White House Sent Officials to Greet Coronavirus Evacuees and Didn’t Give Them Protective Gear, Whistleblower Says

The Trump administration sent more than a dozen health workers from the Department of Health and Human Services’ to greet passengers evacuated from Wuhan, the city in China at the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak. But it forgot to give them proper training for public health emergencies. Or proper protective clothing. And then it let […]

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