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Kent woman sets up a co-op for people in the LGBT community
She plans to provide housing to people whose sexuality makes it hard for them to find a home
by WKSU's LAUREN BLUE


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One family in Kent is creating a safe-space for members in the LGBT community. Vera Campbell and her wife are turning their home into a shelter for those who have had trouble finding a place to live because of their LGBT status.

She says she wanted to create a safe after her experience coming out as transgender.

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“We just realized that when dealing with the discrimination, and a lot of the stuff we dealt with together and with myself, that we wanted to create a safe place for people who would experience that kind of discrimination.”

Campbell says they already have one tenant, and they plan to launch their co-op by the beginning of next year. 

 
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