Query of the Week

Posted on 07 Dec 2006 at 8:16pm
By Beth Freed – Staff Writer

What do you think of a gay and lesbian retirement community in Dallas, and would you use one?

“I think it’s very important that our needs our met just like any other community. I actually work with the geriatric population. It would be great to have a place where we could be ourselves.”

-Heather Haefli
Social worker

“I’m more concerned with world peace, because when you get stability, people will listen to you, to construct or restructure a lot of stuff. When there is peace, people are going to hear what you have to say.”

-Edward Fornah
Student

“That’d be awesome. We were just talking about that if they had a gay city here, an area we could all retire in that would be totally cool. I’d totally live there.”

-Carlos Ramirez
Waiter

“I love it. I want it right now. Can we have it?”

-Marcelo Bernao
Server

“I think that would be good because, as gay people grow older, I think we have some real concerns with how we’ll be cared for, if the people caring for us will be prejudiced against us.”

-Ginger Reid
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Have a suggestion for a question you’d like us to ask? E-mail it to staff writer Beth Freed at freed@dallasvoice.com.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition, October 20, 2006.

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