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Former-BYU student says he was evicted from apartment over same-sex attraction

Thursday, March 26, 2015
The Village at South Campus in Provo, Utah.
A former Brigham Young University student has sued a university-contracted apartment complex that he says evicted him after he told his roommates he was attracted to men. ...

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Virginia Senate committee kills housing bill, defers workplace protections bill

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Virginia state capitol in Richmond.
It’s still legal to deny housing to LGBT Virginians after a Senate committee on Monday failed to advance legislation amid concerns that a fair housing bill would violate religious freedoms, while delaying another bill until next week that would protect ...

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Transgender woman alleges housing discrimination by Salvation Army

Sunday, May 4, 2014
Jodielynn Wiley
DALLAS -- A transgender woman facing homelessness has filed a lawsuit with the Fair Housing Office in Dallas after being denied housing by the Salvation Army because she has not undergone gender reassignment surgery. ...

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Lawmakers deal another blow to LGBT rights in Louisiana

Monday, April 28, 2014
Louisiana state capitol in Baton Rouge.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Attempts to advance gay rights legislation took another blow in the Louisiana Legislature. The House Commerce Committee on Monday voted 12-3 to kill a measure that would have prohibited housing discrimination against gays, among others. ...

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La. lawmakers: Housing discrimination against LGBT people is still OK

Monday, March 31, 2014
Louisiana state capitol in Baton Rouge.
BATON ROUGE, La. --- Louisiana lawmakers have rejected a bill that would have prohibited housing discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. ...

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Md. senate panel hears testimony on bill to ban anti-transgender discrimination

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Maryland state capitol in Annapolis.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- A Maryland Senate panel on Tuesday heard testimony on a proposal to ban anti-transgender discrimination in the areas of housing, employment and public accommodations. ...

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Utah state Senator says LGBT anti-discrimination bill should be heard

Saturday, February 1, 2014
Steve Urquhart
SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah's legal fight over same-sex marriage has nothing to do with a proposed statewide anti-discrimination ban, a state senator said Friday. ...

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Poll: 60 percent of Utahns support LGBT housing, employment protections

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY -- A new poll finds that 60 percent of Utahns say the state should adopt legal protections against discrimination of LGBT people in housing and the workplace. ...

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Affordable housing for LGBT seniors opens in heart of downtown Philadelphia

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Matt Rourke, APShown is the new John C. Anderson apartments building ion Philadelphia, an affordable housing complex aimed at gay seniors.
PHILADELPHIA -- Jerry Zeft was so excited to move into his new apartment that he slept on an air mattress for nearly a week while he waited for his bed and other belongings to catch up with him. No matter ...

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At Minnesota’s Spirit on Lake, LGBT seniors find safe haven

Thursday, January 2, 2014
Ann Heisenfelt, APBarbara Satin (left), a 79-year-old transgender activist described by building residents as "the matriarch of Spirit on Lake," with resident Lucretia Kirby in her unit at Spirit on Lake in Minneapolis.
MINNEAPOLIS — Lucretia Kirby was on her own for the first time in years after her partner's death. She felt stranded in a church-affiliated assisted living facility, where she said bigotry and even physical threats were ignored by building managers. ...

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