What if I think the landlord is discriminating against me because of my gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation?
The landlord may be violating fair housing laws if the landlord is treating you differently because you are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). This includes a landlord not renting to a transgender applicant. It also includes a real estate agent refusing to work with a same-sex couple because of their sexual orientation. There are a patchwork of laws that cover discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. You have more protections if you rent from a housing authority or if your landlord receives federal funding. You should talk with a lawyer to see if your situation is covered.