Month: October 2015
Washington State is a Great Option for Some, but Is It For You?
Washington state has been a draw for LGBT people in recent years as many have moved to Seattle and other cities due to the progressive stance the state has taken in regards to LGBT rights. Washington has been a leader in LGBT rights in many ways, including allowing domestic partnerships as early as 2007 and repealing its sodomy laws back in 1975. Marriage and Spousal Benefits While Washington didn’t legally recognize same-sex marriages until 2012, the state did begin providing […]
Should My LGBT Family Fear Homeowner’s Associations?
If you move into certain neighborhoods, apartment complexes, or condos, you may find that you have to abide by a number of rules and regulations set down by the neighborhood homeowners association. In many cases, these are fairly simple—keep your yard in good condition, don’t put up an ugly metal carport, and don’t leave piles of garbage on the porch. But some LGBT residents have had issues with homeowners associations. The most recent incident has occurred in Australia, but that […]
States to Be Weary of When Looking for Equal Transgender Rights
Gay and lesbian realtors don’t just work for gay and lesbian people—anyone in the LGBT community and even straight people often hire them. Those who are transgender may feel especially comfortable working with a gay or lesbian real estate agent because they know they won’t be judged. While gay and lesbian people have become more accepted, transgender people still have a long way to go. For example, while Caitlyn Jenner may have received a number of compliments, she was also […]
Ohio Shouldn’t Be an LGBT Underdog, and Here’s Why!
When most people think of Ohio, they don’t really think of much of anything—the state has an unfair reputation as being very boring. Even with cities like Cincinnati, Columbus, and Akron, most people assume there’s not a lot to do in Ohio. These people would probably be very surprised to learn that the state is actually very LGBT friendly and is also a popular vacation spot for gays and lesbians. An Underrated State Ohio is often very underrated within the […]
LGBT and Retiring – Things to Consider
If you’re about to retire, you may be thinking about moving. Many seniors move to retirement communities for a number of reasons. Some love starting a new life in their golden years, while others find that the environment is much better for their health. But moving for retirement has a few extra things you need to consider than if you were just moving due to a new job or other reason. Here are a few things you should ask your […]