Rental application denied

March 2021

Kim* is a transgender woman studying at university.

She applied to rent a room in a share house for female students. Her application was denied when the owner of the house found out she was transgender.

The owner said the property was leased to female students from diverse ethnic backgrounds who might object to sharing the accommodation with a transgender woman.

Kim lodged a complaint of transgender discrimination with ADNSW. 

The complaint was resolved following a conciliation conference. Kim received a verbal apology from the owner and a monetary payment.

*Name has been changed to protect the privacy of the individual

Last updated:

21 Jul 2021

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