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Working for an Equitable Tomorrow: The LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance, Central Maryland Chapter

The LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance Central MD Chapter is entering a transformative 2024 where collaboration knows no limits, awareness blooms, and diversity is not just celebrated—it becomes the cornerstone of our collective success. We are architects of change in real estate, shaping a landscape where diversity thrives, and inclusion is not just a goal but a lived reality.

Founded as a non-profit corporation in June 2020 in Minnesota, the Alliance is dedicated to enhancing the professional lives of our members while providing consumers with the proper resources to assist in buying, selling, and enjoying their home. The Alliance advocates for fair housing for all and promotes LGBTQ+ homeownership. We elevate professionalism in the industry through education and networking.

In a year marred by a troubling surge of discriminatory legislation, the need for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) advocacy in real estate has never been more vital. It’s not just a call to action; it’s a beacon guiding us through these challenging times. Far too many are being impacted by the current wave of hate and discrimination. This includes those being forced to leave (or to consider leaving) their homes, friends, families, and jobs for safer communities. Whether it be a record number of anti-LGBTQ+ bills, unprecedented anti-Asian and anti-Hispanic hate crimes, or opposition to the Black Lives Matter efforts, the vocal minority is loud.

In the vibrant mosaic that is the LGBTQ+ community, every shade of humanity finds its place, regardless of race, nationality, or creed. United, our diversity is a key that unlocks a future where acceptance knows no bounds, and equality becomes the common language. Together, we amplify our voices to pave the way for a more inclusive, equitable, and enlightened tomorrow.

This year, we’re tapping into the wealth of expertise within our membership and cultivating partnerships with our fellow DEI organizations to work on a diverse range of topics. We will be diving into what it is to be an ally, fostering understanding, and cultivating a community where authenticity and allyship are not just buzzwords but lived experiences. Whether you’re looking to slay the day with us at a Pride celebration, take the Stop Hate in Real Estate Pledge, or support the cause as a sponsor, there’s a place for everyone to champion a future where every home is a haven.

For more information on the Alliance’s Central Maryland chapter, click here.

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