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Advocates share stories of anti-gay housing bias

CHICAGO (AP) -- More than a dozen members of the gay community, fair housing advocates and officials have weighed in on a first-ever national survey of anti-gay housing discrimination.

The U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department held a listening session Thursday at Chicago's City Hall. Sessions will be held soon in New York and San Francisco.

HUD is gathering input about how best to design the survey. Several dozen people attended Thursday's meeting.

Advocates shared stories of discrimination from their clients, including transgender people repeatedly turned away from apartments because of their gender identity.

Raphael Bostic is HUD's assistant secretary for policy development and research. He said he found the meeting substantive, thoughtful and provocative.

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