First Class : Straight, cis-sexual. Gets to sleep in a bed, and can be open about their sexuality.
Second Class : Gay, cis-sexual. Gets to sleep in a bed, but must be closeted.
Third Class : Trans-sexual. Must sleep on the floor. Not permitted to use the usual shower facilities.
Fourth Class : Intersexed. Expelled. There's no room at the Inn.
I was told when I arrived that I could only be there if I stayed with the girls, because I was legally female. I agreed because I had no other option, it was there or the street.They've lost their way.
They roomed me with a female who said she felt uncomfortable being in the same room as me... the shelter's response was to pull me out of the room and insist that I sleep on the floor of the girls wing in front of the night staff.
I was constantly harassed by others in the shelter as well as the staff themselves. I was discovered to be physically intersexed by another shelter recipient who walked into the individual shower section I was in with the intent to start a fight.
When I was later told that even though I agreed to be there as a female that I could not use the female restrooms or showers, I was instructed to use a single person bathroom and shower on the first floor of the building. I was happy about that because I was obviously not comfortable using the multi-person restrooms and showers anyway.
When the girl who discovered I was intersexed told the staff, they made me get a "physical" at the little medical place attached next door. When it was confirmed I was indeed intersexed, I was told I had to leave the shelter because they had no place for me.
I was kicked out 2 days before my 16th birthday.