John Thorpe, regional vice president of Member Development for Better Homes and Gardens (BHGRE) Real Estate, was elected as the first president of the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance in 2020. This was the first time a national LGBTQ+ real estate organization had elected leadership. The Alliance is dedicated to enhancing its members' professional lives and providing resources to help customers buy, sell and enjoy their homes.
"We are committed to assist our members in networking and generating referrals along with advocating on behalf of all LGBTQ+ people on their housing and shelter needs," Thorpe says. "We will work toward eliminating housing and credit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity along with addressing youth homelessness and assisting aging LGBTQ+ people with their housing needs."