Aging Gays Fuel Specialized Housing Market

by Lisa Leff, Associated Press Writer ~ Saturday June 10

Graying of Gay Population Fuels Market for Specialized Housing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Like other gay men in their golden years, Jack Norris and Seymour Sirota had heard the horror stories.

An elderly lesbian couple is housed on separate floors of a nursing home and kept from seeing each other. A gay retired college professor feels compelled to keep his sexual orientation a secret after his roommate at an assisted living facility asks to be transferred.

“I thought, ‘We are not going to be in that situation,'” the 67-year-old Norris says crisply. “This is not going to happen to us in our final days.”

Read the whole article: Aging Gays Fuel Specialized Housing Market

with a link at the bottom to
Lesbian and Gay Aging Issues Network ~ LGAIN – An ASA Constituent Group

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