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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:33 PM

Ground Broken For Housing Project Intended For Members Of LGBT Community

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Ground has been broken in the heart of Philadelphia’s Gayborhood for a housing project that will serve the needs of the LGBT community.

It’s described as the first urban project of its kind — six floors of low income housing for elderly lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders.

It’s being built with a mixture of local, state and federal funds. And that was reflected by the number of politicians on hand for Friday’s ceremony.

Mayor Michael Nutter was joined by his predecessors, John Street and Ed Rendell.

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http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/11/09/ground-broken-for-housing-project-intended-for-members-of-lgbt-community/

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cali Nov 2012 OP
dsc Nov 2012 #1
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KamaAina Nov 2012 #3
gollygee Nov 2012 #4
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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:34 PM

1. guess we know where the gay ghetto really is

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:38 PM

2. kick

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:41 PM

3. In the disability community, we tend to frown on segregated projects built "just for us"

I wonder what makes this different?

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:44 PM

4. Maybe they've suffered a lot of discrimination in their lives

and want a community where they will hopefully avoid it at least at home?

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Response to gollygee (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:26 PM

5. I thought of that

but so have we.

edit: No one (outside today's repuke party, anyway) would ever conceive of a project built specifically for, say, African Americans, or even women.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:26 AM

6. I guess it seems to me

Like any group that has suffered discrimination should be able to choose for themselves how they want to handle stuff like this.

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