NLIHC today released the summer 2023 issue of Tenant Talk, our semiannual newsletter designed to engage residents in housing advocacy. The new issue, Tenant Talk: Taking Pride into Our Work, explores the efforts of LGBTQ+ individuals to overcome housing discrimination and ensure access to safe and affordable homes for members of their community. Download a digital copy of the new issue here, or register to receive a free physical copy in the mail. Digital copies will soon be available in Spanish.
Over the last two decades, members of the LGBTQ+ community in the U.S. have achieved tremendous successes in securing their rights, including through the legalization of same-sex marriage. Even so, the community continues to face obstacles to equality, like the more than 80 new pieces of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation passed already in 2023. It is essential for tenant advocates everywhere to stand in solidarity with the LBGTQ+ community, and particularly those members of the community who are disproportionately affected by discrimination, such as Black and Indigenous people and other people of color.
The new issue of Tenant Talk focuses on the intersections of the fight for LGBTQ+ rights and housing advocacy by celebrating recent achievements, revealing new challenges, and offering policy recommendations. Readers will learn about the history of the LGBTQ+ movement, ongoing advocacy for LGBTQ+ rights, and various barriers faced by LGBTQ+ people trying to access safe and affordable housing. As always, readers will hear directly from individuals with lived experience of housing insecurity, including housing advocates who identify as LGBTQ+. The goal of the new issue is to educate readers about the importance of uplifting different communities, especially members of the LGBTQ+ community, as they navigate new challenges during an unprecedented era in our country’s history.