What Gays and Lesbians Want in a Retirement Community
An article in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer says that some gay and lesbian retirees are choosing special gay and lesbian housing communities because have heard stories about discrimination against gay and lesbian retirees in other types of senior housing, including assisted living facilities. They fear and that growing old and moving to senior housing will force them back into the closet.
Other reasons that over 50 adults choose gay and lesbian retirement communities are:
- To create a larger community of people with the same lifestyles and interests
- Wanting to be independent from their families
- To increase social opportunities for gays and lesbians over 50