Skip to comments.Creating a Home for L.G.B.T. Seniors in New York City
Posted on 07/03/2017 2:00:11 PM PDT by reaganaut1
New York City may be a cradle of gay rights, but for many in the gay community it is still not an easy place to grow old.
Mary Ellen Green can attest to that. Her only refuge is a senior center in Manhattan that serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. She can sit down to a hot meal or settle in with a book without worrying about being harassed by her neighbors.
But when the center closes at night and on weekends, Ms. Green, 61, a freelance writer who is homeless, is on her own again.
Ms. Green could soon have somewhere to go. The operator of the senior center, SAGE, a nonprofit advocacy and service organization, is working with private developers to build New York Citys first subsidized housing for older people like Ms. Green who need a place to live, may face discrimination from their neighbors, or simply want to spend their later years among those they feel most comfortable with.
Continue reading the main story While such targeted affordable housing is new to New York City, it has been built in a handful of other cities, including Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco, amid a growing recognition that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are more likely to need help as they grow older because many of them are single, have no children and may be estranged from their families. These elders can find themselves isolated in traditional retirement communities or nursing homes, advocates say, and in some cases, may even feel compelled to go back into the closet just to fit in.
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Can’t say I’ve seen that many LGBT seniors, though I’m sure they exist.
A 61 y/o homeless freelance writer....
Do lieberals NEVER grow up?
The vast majority will have no children or grandchildren to comfort them in their old age. That’s quite a price to pay for living that lifestyle.
LOL. Old Faggots. Who cares about them?
Treat them the same as any other normal person. They demand it. Give it to them.
Lots’a Viagra in plain brown wrappers arriving in the mail at that address.
61 is Senior?
The idea of an old, aging, ugly degenerate with no family is sad.
Nothing “gay” about their chosen lifestyle at all.
For the queers it is.
Their risky lifestyle and poor health choices lead to depression, suicide and a much lower mortality rate.
Male homosexuals are usually dead before becoming senior.
How would these "neighbors" in, say Starbucks or McDonalds harass this being? They would probably be oblivious (until she opened her mouth...)
Finding out all the liberal brainwashing has not made your disorder, "acceptable" to normal humans.
Not too much for laxatives, I might guess.
“LOL. Old Faggots. Who cares about them?”
I do,they are human beings with the same basic needs as the rest of us.
I do NOT think that they deserve special housing,though.
Best be careful. Compassion is starting to get frowned upon around here.