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WHAT A retirement community in Montreal for LGBT lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender senior citizens.
WHYTo address the lack of and the need for gay seniors housing and gay senior retirement communities.
Founder - André J. Saindon. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Program Description

"There's a crying need," says Suzanne Bienvenu, marketing and communications director for the Urban Home-Maison Urbaine project. Gays over age 60 "had a lot of trouble coming out of the closet," she explains, "and then when they went to traditional residences, they faced tremendous discrimination. For them, it was like going back into the closet."

-'Gay Seniors Get a Place to Call Home' source:

"Aging members of the LGBT community are twice as likely to live alone, half as likely to have no close relatives to call for help and four times less likely to have children to help them, according to Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders."

'Gay retirees: the next big untapped target market?' source:

The goal of 'Urban Home' is to create a safe retirement community free from discrimination for gay seniors. 'Urban Home' welcomes everyone.

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