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Low-Income LGBT Senior Housing Opens In Center City Philadelphia
CBS News (Philadelphia) ^ | 02/24/2014 | staff

Posted on 02/25/2014 5:11:19 PM PST by Kid Shelleen

The first housing development designed specifically for low-income seniors in the LGBT community had its “official” opening today in center city Philadelphia. The John C. Anderson Apartments, at 249 South 13th Street, was temporarily swathed in rainbow-colored banners ---SNIP--- Bill Lowden, who used to live in Northern Liberties because he couldn’t afford to live in what’s commonly called “the gayborhood,” now lives in the heart of Philadelphia’s gay community and he loves it.

(Excerpt) Read more at philadelphia.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
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1 posted on 02/25/2014 5:11:19 PM PST by Kid Shelleen
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To: Kid Shelleen

Separate but equal?

Aren’t they just like everyone else?


2 posted on 02/25/2014 5:13:18 PM PST by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: Kid Shelleen

I’m almost afraid to ask, but just how do I demonstrate my qualification for this taxpayer=paid free housing?


3 posted on 02/25/2014 5:14:29 PM PST by faithhopecharity (" uri)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Arizona - an EVIL place because it may give the right to people to CHOOSE not to serve homosexuals in their private businesses...

Philly - A WONDERFUL and progressive place place because it uses taxpayer money to build housing to blatantly discriminate against people who are not gay.


4 posted on 02/25/2014 5:14:44 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Kid Shelleen
FDRQ delenda est...
5 posted on 02/25/2014 5:15:02 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: lepton
They are BETTER than everybody else. They get subsidized housing in the neighborhood of their choice.


6 posted on 02/25/2014 5:16:54 PM PST by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: lepton

ah my birthplace.....
just the visuals of strolling down the street here.
ugh


7 posted on 02/25/2014 5:16:57 PM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HdredscottIM all things are possible.)
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To: lepton

I guess that is no problem.

When it comes time “WE” can check into the Straight/White/Male Friendly unit - wherever that may be located???

I am sure ACLU will be investigating this.


8 posted on 02/25/2014 5:17:51 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --When you have them by the short hairs, the minds and hearts soon follow.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Lets check back in ... say ... five years.


9 posted on 02/25/2014 5:18:53 PM PST by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Is homo lifestyle increasing exponentially, or are they just coming out of the closet?


10 posted on 02/25/2014 5:19:25 PM PST by AlexW
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To: lepton
Separate but equal?

They just don't feel comfortable around your (normal) kind. ;)

11 posted on 02/25/2014 5:21:30 PM PST by Salman
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To: Steely Tom

I bet a lot of those units will get rented out at market level prices.


12 posted on 02/25/2014 5:22:19 PM PST by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Do they get separate water fountains too?


13 posted on 02/25/2014 5:26:53 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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Stop Obama.
Support Free Republic.

14 posted on 02/25/2014 5:27:20 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Kid Shelleen

How is this legal?


15 posted on 02/25/2014 5:29:06 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Kid Shelleen

It seems to me that the ACLU should be all over this. There are no seniors homes set aside for purely heterosexual seniors and it is unfair that heterosexual seniors have no place to call their own! This is obviously a case of discrimination against heterosexual seniors, based on their sexual orientation. The ACLU needs to address this issue post-haste and ensure that heterosexual couples get access to housing specifically designed for their needs!


16 posted on 02/25/2014 5:29:06 PM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind, but now I see...)
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To: Kid Shelleen

How do you prove you’re homosexual? Never mind - I don’t want to know.


17 posted on 02/25/2014 5:29:40 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: lepton
Aren’t they just like everyone else?

No, they're better.

Aren't you paying attention?

18 posted on 02/25/2014 5:43:26 PM PST by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Gross.


19 posted on 02/25/2014 5:43:33 PM PST by albie
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To: Kid Shelleen

Isn’t that discriminatory? I mean, that is all we hear when the LGBTQI agitators who are offended by anyone who doesn’t bow to their behavior.


20 posted on 02/25/2014 5:47:45 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Kid Shelleen

When will the low income housing for senior low income white folks going to open? Just wondering.


21 posted on 02/25/2014 5:50:34 PM PST by CdMGuy
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To: P.O.E.
Philthadelphia ping (can we give stick it to New Jersey?)
22 posted on 02/25/2014 5:52:18 PM PST by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: lightman; fatima; Fresh Wind; st.eqed; xsmommy; House Atreides; Nowhere Man; South Hawthorne; ...
PA Ping!

If you see posts of interest to Pennsylvanians, please ping me.

Thanks!

Thanks lightman for the heads up

23 posted on 02/25/2014 5:56:04 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Maybe there is a test.


24 posted on 02/25/2014 5:56:42 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Kid Shelleen

who paid for this?


25 posted on 02/25/2014 5:59:38 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: lepton

“Aren’t they just like everyone else?”

Nope, thank God, most of us are nothing like them.


26 posted on 02/25/2014 6:00:13 PM PST by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: albie

There are not many sadder things to look at than an old queen.


27 posted on 02/25/2014 6:03:30 PM PST by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: Kid Shelleen

Welcome to the rainbow ghetto.


28 posted on 02/25/2014 6:03:52 PM PST by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Every male among them who is over 65 should be given unlimited access to Viagra.


29 posted on 02/25/2014 6:06:28 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: AlexW

When the society pushes homosexuality and feminizes men true homosexuality will increase and Greek(also Islamic) style homosexuality will also increase and eventually become the norm outside of shrinking Christian circles.


30 posted on 02/25/2014 6:09:10 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: P.O.E.

Aids City.


31 posted on 02/25/2014 6:10:15 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: faithhopecharity

If you are a man just dress snazzy and if you are a woman just clip your hair real short and dress dumpy.


32 posted on 02/25/2014 6:17:35 PM PST by funfan
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To: Albion Wilde; Tribune7; TAdams8591; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; wireman; Mr. Binnacle; brityank; ...
**** Philly Metro Ping ****



33 posted on 02/25/2014 6:19:27 PM PST by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: fatima
Funding from the Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld Fund

"With the founding of his institute in the early 20th century, Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld laid the groundwork for the betterment of communities through scientific study, education, and enlightened social policy. Through the funding of programs that address concerns in the LGBT community that are often overlooked by other traditional sources, including HIV education, youth services, senior programs and housing, anti-discrimination, and race relations within the community, the mission of the dmhFund is to translate the best of contemporary social and medical science into change that protects, enhances, and saves lives."

34 posted on 02/25/2014 6:23:05 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: P.O.E.

http://dmhfund.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13&Itemid=12

Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld (May 14, 1868 - May 14, 1935) was a prominent German physician, sexologist, and gay rights advocate, who developed the theory of a third, “intermediate sex” between men and women known today as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. He studied a broad range of sexual and gender minorities, expanding on the work of Karl Heinrich Ulrichs.

In 1897, Hirschfeld founded the Scientific Humanitarian Committee to defend the rights of homosexuals and to repeal Paragraph 175, the section of the German penal code that, since 1871, had criminalized homosexuality. The motto of the Committee, “Justice through science,” reflected Hirschfeld’s belief that a better scientific understanding of homosexuality would eliminate hostility toward homosexuals. He was a brave and tireless campaigner and a well-known public figure of his time, most identified in the public mind with the campaign against Paragraph 175, both quoted and caricatured in the press as a vociferous expert on sexual manners, receiving the epithet “the Einstein of Sex.” He saw himself as a campaigner and a scientist, investigating and cataloging many varieties of sexuality, not just homosexuality. He coined the word “transvestism,” for example.

Although he preferred to project himself as an objective researcher and scientist, Hirschfeld himself was gay, and participated in the gay subculture of Germany. For these activities he gained the epithet “Tante Magnesia” - “Auntie Magnesia.”

Needless to say, Hirschfeld’s work was controversial at the time, and it still is. Critics have claimed that some of his financial support came from closeted but prominent German homosexuals whom he blackmailed. Others complain that his belief that homosexuality was hormonal opened the door for others who were seeking a cure for homosexuality. Though he was immensely popular in some circles, in others he was reviled intensely. Gatherings at which he spoke came under attack from anti-gay groups, and in one instance, in 1921, his skull was fractured and he was left lying in the street.

In 1919, under the more liberal atmosphere of the newly founded Weimar Republic, Hirschfeld opened the Institut für Sexualwissenschaft (Institute for Sexual Research) in Berlin. His Institut housed his immense library on sex and provided educational services and medical consultations. People from around Europe visited the Institut to gain a clearer understanding of their sexuality. Christopher Isherwood writes about his visit to the Institut in his book “Christopher and His Kind.” The Institut also housed the Museum of Sex, an educational resource for the public which it is reported that school classes visited. The Institut is depicted in Rosa von Praunheim’s film “The Einstein of Sex.”

When the Nazis took power, one of their first actions, on May 6, 1933, was to destroy the Institut and burn the library. (The pictures you see of Nazi book-burnings are usually pictures of Hirschfeld’s books ablaze.) Fortuitously, Hirschfeld had left Germany on a world speaking tour in 1930. He never returned, dying in exile in Nice in 1935.


35 posted on 02/25/2014 6:25:21 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: lepton
Discrimination!!!!

Someone call Newt Gingrich, John McCain, Jeff Flake, and Mitt Romney!! Ask them what they think about this CLEARLY BIASED TAXPAYER FUNDED HOUSING!!

36 posted on 02/25/2014 6:33:10 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: P.O.E.

bet they have Doctors and Nurses on hand.Hiv=AIDS sucks.Regrets they have a few..

On ipad


37 posted on 02/25/2014 6:42:56 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: SoFloFreeper

Someone straight should attempt to move in and if they are rejected file a big lawsuit.


38 posted on 02/25/2014 7:32:40 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: Kid Shelleen

Remember who the mayor of Philadelphia is? Nutter. An appropriate description of this Democrat failure.

I have nothing against the gays having their own building but is it official discrimination against straights? Will Nutter fund a building for straight elderly white people? (Of course not. Just asking to be polite).

I guess the people get the kind of government they want, which means that the sane suffer if they can’t move out.


39 posted on 02/25/2014 7:47:49 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Kid Shelleen

See, there are jobs no Americans will do!


40 posted on 02/25/2014 8:40:10 PM PST by namvolunteer (Obama says the US is subservient to the UN and the Constitution does not apply. That is treason.r)
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To: RightGeek
Do they get separate water fountains too?

Hopefully!

41 posted on 02/25/2014 9:19:23 PM PST by IIntense
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