A new study from the Department of Housing and Urban Development confirms: it is somewhat more difficult to rent an apartment if you're gay. But there is a bright side, for lesbians.

Yes, there is loathsome discrimination against homosexual couples who email real estate agents in search of rentals. But... does this count as a blow against the patriarchy?

According to HUD’s study, same-sex couples experience unequal treatment more often than heterosexual couples when responding to internet ads for rental units, and findings show that gay male couples experience more discrimination than lesbian couples.

"Have a taste of your own bitter discriminatory patriarchal medicine, (gay) males!" - Heterosexual male real estate agents.

[The full report. Photo of a real estate agent being like, "LESBIANS? Not in MY rental apartment!": Shutterstock]