Wednesday, 24 August 2011

(Scottish) Charities unveil LGBT housing guide

One in five gay and lesbian people believe they are likely to be treated worse than heterosexuals when applying for social housing, according to new research.

The survey, carried out by charity Stonewall Scotland, revealed that the figure rises to one in four among young (18-24) and older (over 55) gay people.

The research also showed that gay women believe they are more likely to be discriminated against when applying for social housing and only 16% of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people think their needs are considered when delivering public services.

Housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland, in partnership with Stonewall, which works to achieve equality for LGBT people, have produced a guide aimed at helping people fight potential discrimination affecting their housing rights

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