Why LGBT People Can Still Face Discrimination in Housing

Access to stable shelter affects our ability to secure employment and live healthy lives. Unfortunately, a majority of states still do not clearly protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, people from discrimination in housing. YouTube celebrity Hartbeat explains in this whiteboard video why all Americans deserve the same protections from discrimination when purchasing or renting a home or apartment. To learn more about the discrimination LGBT people face in housing, visit “We the People: LGBT Americans and Housing.”

Animation: Maggie Ditre
Voice-over: Hartbeat
Music: bensound.com, “Cute”

Sharita Gruberg is a Senior Policy Analyst for the LGBT Research and Communications Project at the Center for American Progress. Sarah McBride is the Campaigns and Communications Manager for LGBT Progress at the Center.