Will you help fight discrimination in NC?
Join the fight against discrimination in North Carolina.
No one should be denied a job, a place to live, or access to a public place or business simply because of who they are. Unfortunately, these kinds of rejection are all too common for transgender people. And in North Carolina, there are no state laws that protect people from discrimination based on gender identity or gender expression.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has stated that discrimination against transgender tenants or home buyers based on their gender identity or gender nonconformity may be illegal sex discrimination under the federal Fair Housing Act. (More information is available here.) But without explicit protections, transgender men and transgender women in North Carolina and other states are still vulnerable to being discriminated against in housing and other settings.
According to the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, 20% of transgender respondents from North Carolina reported being denied a home or apartment, and 18% said they had become homeless because of their gender identity or expression.