Testifying before a House subcommittee, Carson was reportedly asked by Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) about the removal of HUD training materials that help protect LGBTQ people from discrimination, by guiding homeless shelters on how to ensure access to shelters for transgender people.
…Carson replied, “I’ll give you an example. There were some women who said they were not comfortable with the idea of being in a shelter, being in a shower, and somebody who had a very different anatomy,” Carson said.
…Last year, HUD removed guidelines from its website meant to provide training to homeless shelters on how to ensure equal access to transgender people.
…In November 2015, then-presidential candidate Carson said that transgender people should have separate bathrooms because they “make everybody else uncomfortable.” Earlier that same year, Carson said in a CNN interview that being gay was “absolutely” a choice, “because a lot of people … go into prison straight ― and when they come out, they’re gay.”