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Celebrating Pride Month | 2022

Please see below for a message from John L. Scott Company Growth Officer Monty D. Smith! 

In honor of Pride Month, we would like to recognize and celebrate those within our John L. Scott family who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer (LGBTQ+) as well as the friends, family, and allies who support them.

In June 1969, the Stonewall Uprising in New York City began, which served as a catalyst for the gay rights movement. Today, we celebrate Pride Month in June to not only reflect upon the trials endured by the LGBTQ+ community, but to recognize the contributions by those who fight for equality for all.

Even today, the LGBTQ homeownership rate is 49 percent, far below the general population homeownership rate of 64 percent. Additionally, 46 percent of renters fear discrimination in the future home buying process. The LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance launched in July 2020 to address some of the realities faced by the LGBTQ+ community in fair housing and homeownership. If you’d like to learn more about The Alliance’s work to “Advocate. Elevate. Celebrate.” visit their website.

Happy Pride Month to our LGBTQ+ brokers, employees and allies alike!

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