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Good evening, my name is Caroline Gaulin and I am starting my 4th year as a member of the Emerging Leaders Board. Thank you all so much for being here to celebrate the amazing honorees and the incredible work of this organization that means so much to me and so many of us here. If you all would bear with me, I was hoping to be able to share a few personal experiences with you all tonight.

People who are transgender and people experiencing homelessness are two of society’s most vulnerable and marginalized populations. There is ample evidence that many in the transgender community are stigmatized and victims of prejudice and violence in many aspects of their lives, affecting their ability to access health care, housing, education, and employment