Danish housing association building dwelling for LGBT over-50s – The Post

Danish housing association building dwelling for LGBT over-50s

Heterosexuals also welcome, but they must accept the rules

Older LGBT Danes will soon have a residence of their own (photo: LGBT Denmark)
June 14th, 2016 11:06 am| by Ray W
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Plans to build a community for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people over the age of 50 in Copenhagen’s Amager neighbourhood have been announced.

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The housing association 3B is behind the project and said that the community will have about 30 dwellings and be targeted at LGBT people over the age of 50.

“People often become less mobile and proactive with age, and older LGBT people, of course, have a need for contact with like-minded people like anyone else,” said Peter Rolsdorf, the president of Gay and Grey, an organisation working for senior housing for LGBT residents.

Everyone welcome
The new community would not exclude heterosexuals, but they must accept the terms of the neighbourhood.

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3B head Steffen Morild said that it is a social responsibility to create this neighbourhood.

“No-one deserves to be in the closet or restrain themselves,” he said. “When the LGBT community requests these communities, it is simply natural for us to build them.”