Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: The Local Fight To End Sexual Assault in Low-Wage Jobs

For ten years, Tina has been cleaning rooms at a hotel in downtown Chicago. Her shift usually goes from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., but occasionally, she’ll work overtime late into the night. “There’s nobody around,” she told me. “If something happened and you screamed, I don’t think anybody would be able to hear you.”

And things have happened. From time to time, male guests have opened the doors without clothes on. But because they’re guests, Tina has been unable to express that she is uncomfortable or wa…