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Lesbians, gay men, bisexual and transgender people

This content applies to England

This section looks at problems that lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people may face in accessing and keeping accommodation.

Legislation

Relevant legislation in relation to discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. 

Homelessness

Homelessness legislation and homelessness applications, specifically in relation to LGBT people. 

Local authority housing

Local authority housing and the issues relating to it that can arise for LGBT people. 

Private registered providers of social housing

Schemes run by private registered providers of social housing, formerly registered social landlords, for LGBT people. 

Succession

Regulations regarding succession under the Civil Partnership Act 2004. 

Harassment

Harassment of LGBT people and some of the remedies available. 

Housing benefit

Housing benefit and council tax benefit regulations for LGBT people, as altered by the Civil Partnership Act. 

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