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As a queer individual, it can feel comforting, validating, and just plain nice to live with a fellow member of the LGBTQ+ community. Thankfully, there are tons of LGBT-friendly roommates and apartment listings on the market at any given time—the secret is knowing where to look. We’ve compiled plenty of websites and other resources to help you get started, so you can live your truth in a supportive environment.

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Facebook Groups

  1. Countless Facebook groups help connect queer roommates.[1] Log onto Facebook and select the "Groups" option from the lefthand menu. Then, type in a search term like "LGBT Roommates" or "Queer Roommates" along with the name of a nearby city (or the city you’d like to live in). Join the group by clicking or tapping the "Join group".[2] Here are some popular FB groups you can scope out:
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Craigslist

  1. Search "LGBT" in Craiglist’s "Housing" section for local results. All regional Craigslist sites have a section dedicated to housing—with the right search terms, you can narrow this down to only include LGBT-friendly roommates and listings. On the housing page, type in terms like "queer," "gay," "trans," and "LGBT."

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Roommates.com

  1. Roommates.com has a custom search engine for finding LGBT roommates. Head to https://www.roommates.com/lgbtq-friendly-roommates-looking-to-live-with-someone/Ind and type in your city name. Make sure that the "I need a room" option is selected from the drop-down menu, and then click or tap "Let’s Go" to see the results in your area.
    • Roommates.com verifies all of its users, so you can be confident that you’re scrolling through real, legitimate listings.
    • If you have a room available for rent and are looking for a queer renter, select "I have a room" from the drop-down menu instead.
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Sublet.com

  1. Sublet’s custom search page makes it easy to find queer-friendly housing. Visit https://www.sublet.com/apartments-for-rent/gay_roommate and type your location into the search bar. Once the apartment listings pop up, use the website’s built-in features to narrow down your results by location or price.

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Roomies.com

  1. Roomies.com has a page dedicated to LGBT-friendly roommates listings. Pull up https://www.roomies.com/profiles/lgbt-friendly on your phone or computer and scroll through the different profiles. Unlike other rental and housing sites, Roomies.com doesn’t let you sort or filter your results by location, so it may take a few minutes before you find a roommate that’s close by.
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PrideRoommates.com

  1. Prideroommates.com is the self-proclaimed "gay roommate finder." Make a free profile on https://www.prideroommates.com/signup.php?status=F by entering your country, state/region, and city. Once you’ve made a profile, you can search through the site’s listings and contact any potential roommates you’d like to live with.
    • Pride Roommates operates in the US and UK, as well as in Italy, France, Spain, and Germany.
    • The site caters to queer individuals looking for LGBTQ+ roommates, as well as queer people who have a room to rent out.
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LGBTQ+ Center

  1. Advertise on their bulletin board that you’re looking for a roommate. Chat with one of the staff members at the center and see what their advertising options are. Depending on the place, you might be able to hang up an ad or flier letting others know that you’re on the market for a roommate.
    • Visit https://www.lgbtcenters.org/LGBTCenters to find your closest LGBTQ+ center.
    • You could also ask the staff at the center for advice on finding a queer roommate. They might be able to point you towards some helpful resources.
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      This article was co-authored by wikiHow staff writer, Hunter Rising. Hunter Rising is a wikiHow Staff Writer based in Los Angeles. He has more than three years of experience writing for and working with wikiHow. Hunter holds a BFA in Entertainment Design from the University of Wisconsin - Stout and a Minor in English Writing.
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