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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“I love it. I want it right now. Can we have it?”
“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.”
Have a suggestion for a question you’d like us to ask? E-mail it to staff writer Beth Freed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition, October 20, 2006.