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Old 08-12-2009, 12:31 PM
 
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My father is a transperson and is moving out of the Sacramento area due to lack of housing options and safety concerns. I'm wondering if anyone can comment on a safe area (with a vibe of provincetown / castro etc), not too expensive, where transpeople can live? and find work?

just thought I'd give it a shot.

thanks all!
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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The major cities in the northeast would probably be pretty accepting of that lifestyle. I see transgender people often while walking around the city (NY). But the actual city may be too expensive, so maybe somewhere just outside the city.
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:23 PM
 
Location: STL
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I went to Jack-In-The-Box yesterday and i'm pretty sure my server was a transgender. Just thought i'd say that.
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Key West
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California by far. South florida around Ft Lauderdale is also a good bet. These are really the only places that are very accepting.

Most other large cities have some areas such as NYC (the villages) Houston (Montrose) and Chicago (near north I guess) but overall the vibe in other regions than Cal and S Florida is not one of acceptance unfortunately
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:32 PM
 
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Maybe Northampton, MA? I saw a documentary on Sundance about it there and in Providence, and LA.
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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I think it would depend on what's most important to your father.

Is your father in need of civil union, domestic partnership, partner benefits, etc? That could have an impact on which cities he could relocate to. While it is important to find a place where it's "socially acceptable" to be transgendered, it may also be important to find a place where protections are available. Or maybe in his case those things are less important.
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Ft. Laud/Miami for sure, Key West (def ptown/castro vibe) would be ok. Boston and MA have the best LGBT friendly laws in the country. SF, NYC, Providence are all places I've been that have strong LGBT and accepting Transcommunities. Infact, I just met Amanda Lapore the other day lol
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Old 08-12-2009, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Sanford, FL
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My father is a transperson and is moving out of the Sacramento area due to lack of housing options and safety concerns. I'm wondering if anyone can comment on a safe area (with a vibe of provincetown / castro etc), not too expensive, where transpeople can live? and find work?

just thought I'd give it a shot.

thanks all!
As a gay male, I can tell you there are few options out there where he can feel completely comfortable. Unfortunately the comfort zones tend to be somewhat expensive. If Provincetown or San Francisco are not viable options...that leaves NYC, Miami, Northampton, Atlanta and Key West. Personally I would recommend Provincetown, NYC or Northampton from a personal safety perspective because unfortunately the odds of violence/hate crimes against the transgendered in the other places mentioned is much higher. Sadly there are few places in the US where it's not a worry.
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Old 08-12-2009, 04:13 PM
 
Location: West Seattle, WA
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I can't imagine any place safer for the transgendered than Trinidad, CO.

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Old 08-12-2009, 04:30 PM
 
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Minneapolis. The city has some of the progressive companies for those in the GLBT community and the city is very open.
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