LGBT Old Persons Will Party Like It's 1899 at America's First Senior Gay Center in NYC
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The LGBT community is aging.
Well, some of it is....
To meet the needs of the noted "first generation" of out LGBT seniors, facilities are being created to cater to their needs. According to The Gothamist,
"older gay men and lesbians have a place in the city just for them. The SAGE Center, possibly the nation's first gay senior center, officially opened its doors at 305 Seventh Avenue [on 1 March]. The center gives older gays a place of their own to do everything including eating, socializing, take classes, see nurses, dance and even do yoga, without feeling stigmatized.
The SAGE Center, a part of SAGE (Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trandgender Elders), will serve as many as 130 meals a night for $2 (for those over 60) or $4 (for those under 60) as a big part of its services. It will also help visitors figure out their medications—important as it estimates that one-fifth of its clients are living with HIV or AIDS."
When I get old, I know "where I'll be / Where the [old] girls are."