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Biden Withdraws Trump Transgender Proposal for Homeless Shelters

The Biden administration on Thursday withdrew a rule proposed by the Trump administration that would have allowed single-sex homeless shelters to exclude transgender people from facilities that correspond with their gender identity.The rule was part of a broad, governmentwide effort by the Trump administration to impose restrictions on civil rights for transgender people, even after a Supreme Court ruling affirming protections for gay and transgender workers. President Biden had broadly exerted the power of his office to freeze or overturn some of those restrictions almost immediately after taking office.“We are taking a critical step...

A 10-year-old girl has sent more than 1,500 art kits to kids in foster care and homeless shelters during the coronavirus pandemic

Chelsea Phaire, a 10-year-old from Danbury, Connecticut, has sent more than 1,500 children in homeless shelters and foster care homes art kits to give them something uplifting to do when they're feeling down.The kits -- which include markers, crayons, paper, coloring books, colored pencils, and gel pens -- are sent to schools and shelters across the country as part of Chelsea's Charity, an organization founded by Chelsea and her parents."Since she was seven, she was begging me and her dad to start a charity," Candace Phaire, Chelsea's mom, told CNN."She was so persistent, every...

Oxford students donate blankets with notes of hope for people in homeless shelters

OXFORD, Mich. (WXYZ) — Students at Kingsbury Country Day School in Oxford gathered Friday to write out messages of hope to send along on blankets to people staying in homeless shelters. The blankets are provided through “Blankets of Hope,” a non-profit organization based out of Brooklyn, New York. “Originally it was just for Kindergarten, but they offered up to 360 blankets they would send us so we are going to do it schoolwide,” said Kingsbury Country Day School Kindergarten teacher Rose McElfresh. This is the first year the school is partaking in this effort...