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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 […]

What Southern dynasties’ post-Civil War resurgence tell us about how wealth is really handed down

From The Washington Post by Andrew Van Dam Emancipation should have laid waste to the Southern aristocracy. The economy was built on the forced labor of enslaved Africans, and almost half the Confederacy’s wealth was invested in owning humans. Once people could no longer be treated as chattel, that wealth evaporated. But less than two […]

ONE Archives Foundation and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History announce the LGBTQ Digital Archives Project

The ONE Archives Foundation and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History are collaborating with archives, libraries, and museums around the country to create the National LGBTQ Digital Archives Project. The goal for the Project is to develop a collaborative technology infrastructure providing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) archives across the country the […]