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College Guide for LGBTQ Students

According to HRC Foundation and the University of Connecticut Only 26% of students who identify as LGBTQ say they always feel safe in their school classrooms. This low percentage can be easily increased through supportive families, inclusive schools and by providing streamlined resources to LGBTQ students. BestColleges.com has set out to help all students feel confident in their classrooms […]

Supreme Court to decide whether gay, transgender workers are protected by anti-discrimination laws

From The Washington Post by Robert Barnes The Supreme Court will deliver election-year rulings on one of the nation’s most consequential and unsettled civil rights issues: whether federal anti-discrimination laws prevent employers from firing workers because of their sexual orientation and gender identity. The justices announced Monday that they accepted three cases involving gay and […]

Same-sex couples applying for a mortgage face higher rejection and worse rates, study finds

From the Washington Post by Hamza Shaban Mortgage lenders are significantly more likely to deny same-sex couples a home loan and charge them more for it when they do, a new study has found. Gay couples were 73 percent more likely to be denied a mortgage than heterosexual couples with the same financial worthiness, according to an analysis of […]