Insist that HUD repeal its regulation forcing women's shelters to admit men who identify as women

In late 2016, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) dictated that HUD-funded emergency shelters comply with "gender identity" ideology to receive federal funding. Across the country, places of refuge for women and children escaping male violence were forced to house men who identify as women in living areas previously set aside strictly for women and children.

Women and children who simply want and need to escape male violence are being told to leave what were supposed to be women-only shelters if they won't share sleeping and washroom facilities with male clients. HUD’s policy is failing traumatized women, and even adding to their harm.

Sign now to say: We insist that HUD repeal its "gender identity" rule and restore the right of all shelters to maintain single-sex shelters and services.

Who's signing

Judith Gatz
Amanda Barre
Carol Moore
Helen Harwood
Louisa Cruz Reinke
Mandy Dyson
Adele Hunt-Concon
Teresa Hobday
tracy Lanzafame
Barbara Jennings
Kim Harmon
Gemma Isaac
Miriam Ben-Shalom
lynn walker
Tracey Polyflavour
Meredith Fraser
Christie Flowers
terri alice
Helen Bryce
Terri Drake
Alan Henness
Tracy Shringarpure
Jeanne Smith
Diane Guilbault
Kathy Smith
Emily Weir
Marian Rutigliano
Zoe Lafantaisie
Alison Monroe
142 signatures

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  • Judith Gatz
    signed 2018-09-17 06:43:14 -0700
  • Amanda Barre
    signed 2018-09-15 22:36:03 -0700
  • Carol Moore
    signed 2018-09-13 08:17:42 -0700
    Free women from male oppression.
  • Helen Harwood
    signed 2018-09-13 04:43:46 -0700
    Helen Harwood
  • Louisa Cruz Reinke
    signed 2018-09-12 16:19:23 -0700
  • Mandy Dyson
    signed 2018-09-12 09:14:01 -0700
  • Adele Hunt-Concon
    signed 2018-09-12 07:49:54 -0700
  • Teresa Hobday
    signed via 2018-09-12 02:52:00 -0700
    Teresa Hobday
  • tracy Lanzafame
    signed via 2018-09-11 19:46:34 -0700
  • Barbara Jennings
    signed 2018-09-11 18:08:47 -0700
    Protect women and children. Many so-called self-identified women, who are not biologically female, and who were not raised as girls, could be opportunistic male sexual predators. And imagine the male perpetrators of violence, even former partners of female victims, who can use this ruse to punish the women who seek asylum in women’s shelters. If a transsexual male-to-female personally needs sheltering, she also needs vetting and background reports ruling out any history of sexual or gender based hatred or violence.
  • Kim Harmon
    signed 2018-09-11 17:59:57 -0700
    Allowing men to invade women’s spaces only endangers women. Single-sex spaces must be restored.
  • Gemma Isaac
    signed via 2018-09-11 17:29:16 -0700
  • Miriam Ben-Shalom
    signed 2018-09-11 17:28:34 -0700
    How many women need to be raped AGAIN in places where they thought they would be safe? How many women will be assaulted AGAIN in places where they thought it would not happen?


    Why, in the name of all that is good and decent, are people trying to place the needs of men ahead of the needs of at-risk women? Why should men in dresses come first?


    When will the lives, human rights, and safety of women be of equal importance to those of men with a mental illness?
  • lynn walker
    signed via 2018-09-11 16:47:32 -0700
    Women/females need spaces separate from men/males, especially in vulnerable situations like domestic violence shelters, bathrooms/changing rooms/showers, prisons


    Transwomen are male and may very well need their own spaces but women’s rights should not be pushed aside to give male transwomen access to needed services


    We need both/and solutions that maintain and/or increase the rights of women/girls/females and also make sure that the rights of trans people are legally protected without infringing on the rights of females
  • Polyflavour
    @Polyflavour tweeted link to this page. 2018-09-11 15:53:12 -0700
    Sign the petition: Insist that HUD repeal its regulation forcing women's shelters to admit men who identify as women https://womensliberationfront.nationbuilder.com/hud_womens_shelters?recruiter_id=1594
  • Tracey Polyflavour
    signed via 2018-09-11 15:52:48 -0700
  • Meredith Fraser
    signed 2018-09-11 13:11:09 -0700
    You can’t allow men into womens safe spaces – it defeats the purpose.
  • Christie Flowers
    signed via 2018-09-11 13:02:44 -0700
    Christie Flowers
  • terri alice
    signed 2018-09-11 12:50:49 -0700
  • Helen Bryce
    signed via 2018-09-11 12:25:05 -0700
  • Terri Drake
    signed 2018-09-11 12:18:37 -0700
  • Alan Henness
    signed via 2018-09-11 11:30:20 -0700
  • Tracy Shringarpure
    signed via 2018-09-11 11:11:23 -0700
    Women have a right to sex segregated spaces.
  • Jeanne Smith
    signed 2018-09-11 11:08:02 -0700
    A gender is playacting. A sex is a physical corporeal reality and men rape women because of their bodies, not because they perform a feminine role. Pretending to be the opposite sex does not erase the power dynamic that males and females are conditioned into beginning at birth, when sex is OBSERVED, not ASSIGNED.
  • Diane Guilbault
    signed 2018-09-11 10:18:16 -0700
    Diane Guilbault
  • Kathy Smith
    signed via 2018-09-11 10:03:06 -0700
  • Emily Weir
    signed 2018-09-11 09:50:01 -0700
  • Marian Rutigliano
    signed 2018-09-11 09:30:52 -0700
  • Zoe Lafantaisie
    signed 2018-09-11 09:10:39 -0700
    Please stop this madness – women and children who have been ravaged by abuse do not need to deal with male bodies – it’s beyond abusive to do that to this most vulnerable population. Please put women’s rights ahead of mens rights.
  • Alison Monroe
    signed via 2018-09-11 08:48:12 -0700