Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Running Water Can Ease the Effects of Homelessness

Last spring, as the homeless population swelled in the port city of Tacoma, Washington, it faced a problem: water everywhere, but almost none to drink.  

Of the city’s more than 210,000 people, 1,231 were living unsheltered in January 2017, up from fewer than 500 in 2015. By this spring, many residents—both housed and unhoused—were voicing concerns about living conditions and safety in the city’s encampments.

An outreach worker gives a homeless man a pair of gloves in Tacoma’s Wright Park. (AP/The…