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National Center for Transgender Equality

New federal rules ensure equal access to HUD housing for LGBT Americans

"If you are denying HUD housing to people on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, actual or perceived, you're discriminating, you're breaking the law, and you will be held accountable. That's what equal access means, and that's what this rule is going to do."

COMMENTARY: Transgender, victimized and black

It’s not easy for any person of African descent to be LGBTQ in our black communities, but our transgender brothers and sisters might feel the most discrimination.

Sen. John Kerry bill would fight LGBT youth homelessness

“As a father, it’s a punch in the gut to imagine children living on the streets, but this year alone, one in 50 American kids will be homeless,” Kerry said. “There are common sense reforms we can implement to help make things better for LGBT youth.”