Source: Urban Institute
Contributors: Levy, D.K., Wissoker, D.A., Aranda, C., Howell, B., Pitingola, R., Swell, S.H., & Santos, R.
Topic: Inclusive Language and Culture, Research Studies
Population Focus: Transgender and Gender Nonconforming
A new study from the Urban Institute provides quantitative data to support the personal experiences of housing discrimination that LGBTQ people often report in surveys. The researchers conducted over 2,000 “paired tests” in which same-sex couples, heterosexual couples, transgender people, and cisgender people posed as equally qualified home-seekers. They found that same-sex couples (particularly male couples) and transgender people were generally treated less favorably in the rental search process. This report represents an important step in developing and implementing tools to study discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender status.