Living LGBT in Georgia – The Pros and Cons
As one of the most southern states, few gay or lesbian people think about moving to Georgia. But while the state’s reputation may be deserved in some parts, others are much more accepting. Atlanta, for example, is home to a fair number of LGBT people. Georgia is worth considering. Let’s take a look at the state’s history with LGBT laws. Sodomy Laws The state was actually fairly late in removing its sodomy laws. They were still on the books until […]
The Gay Life in San Francisco
For many LGBT people, the idea of living in San Francisco is heaven—it’s the city of acceptance, the place you can walk down the street holding hands with your partner without fear of being called names. You can shop at all the amazing stores on Castro street, eat great food, and enjoy the cool sea breeze. But a lot of people move out to San Francisco without really looking at what life in the city is really like. That’s why […]
Considering a Move Out to Colorado?
Colorado is known for its snow, Pike’s Peak, and, more recently, the legalization of marijuana. But the state is also known for being fairly liberal in some ways. LGBT people who are considering a move to Colorado will certainly want to know what the state has to offer. Gay and lesbian real estate professionals can certainly tell you about the best places to live in Colorado and provide you with some basic information about how the state treats its LGBT […]
These Cities are Surprisingly LGBT Friendly!
If you ask a gay or lesbian Realtor about LGBT friendly cities, you’ll probably expect to hear names like San Francisco, Seattle, and New York City. However, there are a number of surprisingly LGBT friendly cities out there that people don’t often think of. We’ve listed some of these before, but here are a few more cities you might consider moving to if you’re looking for places that are both welcoming and not as expensive as New York or California. […]
Relocating to Rhode Island as an LGBT Individual or Family
Thinking about moving to Rhode Island? The state has a number of LGBT celebrations, including the Providence LGBTQ Film Festival, a Youth Pride event, and much more. There are many reasons you might want to move to the state, including the fact that it is one of the more progressive places in the U.S. Rights Rhode Island was ahead of the curve in same-sex marriage, recognizing civil unions in 2011 and full marriage in 2013. The legislation legalizing same-sex marriage […]
Pennsylvania Has a Lot to Offer the LGBT Community
Are you thinking of moving to Pennsylvania? If you ask a gay or lesbian real estate agent about the LGBT community in the state, you may be surprised to learn that many cities in Pennsylvania are very welcoming. The state itself legalized same-sex marriage in May of 2014 following the Whitewood v. Wolf case. Prior to that, Philadelphia offered a domestic partnership registry. Other LGBT Rights in the State One of the things that many gay and lesbian couples want […]
Utah Is Growing in Terms of LGBT Rights and Acceptance
Many LGBT people feel like Utah is one of the most oppressive states when it comes to gay rights because it’s the home of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), usually referred to as the Mormons. However, while they do call Salt Lake City their home, not everyone in the state is a part of the Mormon religion. In fact, many are not, and there are a number of ways in which Utah is actually very welcoming […]
2015 LGBT Real Estate Trends
The National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) conducted a survey in April of 2015 to see what trends could be identified in the LGBT real estate market. This survey has 1,798 participants. So what did the 2015 LGBT Home Buyer and Seller Survey show? Let’s take a look! The Key Factors LGBT People Look for in a Neighborhood If you asked a gay or lesbian real estate agent what their LGBT clients look for in a […]
Is Nebraska The Best Place for Your New Home?
Nebraska is located almost dead center of the United States, but its central location doesn’t necessarily make it a hot destination for LGBT people. Part of this is the state’s reputation for being nothing but a treeless prairie with little to do. It’s true that much of the land in the state is used for cattle ranches and farming, but Nebraska does have several large urban areas, including Omaha, Lincoln, and Bellevue. But as an LGBT person, should you move […]
Halloween May Bring Kids of LGBT Families Face to Face with Discrimination
The children of LGBT couples may face discrimination and cruel comments any time of the year, but as many gay and lesbian parents know, it can be especially bad at Halloween. Kids may get a very cold reception if they knock on the door of very conservative or religious homes, especially if both parents are with them. Here are a few different things you may want to do prior to Halloween to get an idea of how the holiday is […]