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SarasotaRepub
11-15-2012, 09:26 AM
I just learn so much at DU... (http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021818016)




Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:33 PM
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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/





What are the odds this will be a total fuck up???

djones520
11-15-2012, 09:46 AM
A hetersexual should apply there, and then sue the shit out of them when they denied them base on sexual preference.

Wibbins
11-15-2012, 10:16 AM
A hetersexual should apply there, and then sue the shit out of them when they denied them base on sexual preference.

someone really should, this is just pandering at its finest.

Rockntractor
11-15-2012, 10:29 AM
Fudgewood Acres.

Odysseus
11-15-2012, 10:29 AM
A hetersexual should apply there, and then sue the shit out of them when they denied them base on sexual preference.

And then they'd be stuck there if they won. Do you really want to be there when the lights go out and the dentures are removed?

Adam Wood
11-15-2012, 11:11 AM
A hetersexual should apply there, and then sue the shit out of them when they denied them base on sexual preference.Yep.


And then they'd be stuck there if they won. Do you really want to be there when the lights go out and the dentures are removed?Sublet. Quickly.

marv
11-15-2012, 11:16 AM
I have an idea; why not a public housing project for Congress? Maybe even separate projects for Senators and Representatives. Occupancy would be mandatory. Wouldn't that allow the clowns to live on a smaller salary?

Rockntractor
11-15-2012, 11:17 AM
I have an idea; why not a public housing project for Congress? Maybe even separate projects for Senators and Representatives. Occupancy would be mandatory. Wouldn't that allow the clowns to live on a smaller salary?

There children should go to the public school system in DC also.

Novaheart
11-15-2012, 11:45 AM
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What are the odds this will be a total fuck up???

You live near the largest gay retirement community in the world.

djones520
11-15-2012, 12:01 PM
You live near the largest gay retirement community in the world.

Yeah, but they don't build homes for the sole occupancy of gays do they?

NJCardFan
11-15-2012, 12:06 PM
Yeah, but they don't build homes for the sole occupancy of gays do they?

Hey, it fits nova's world view so it's OK. Now if a church or some other non-liberal organization did the same thing his tune would be much different.

Novaheart
11-15-2012, 12:23 PM
Yeah, but they don't build homes for the sole occupancy of gays do they?

There have been several such places actually. UNfortunately , most were hitting their stride when the housing bust hit.

It's a rather flawed concept anyway. Yes, if you build it they will come. Many people who have fought discrimination all of their lives don't want to retire amongst the generation of religious nuts which fought them every step along the way. But then you have the inevitable result in a retirement community: death. When the gay retirees die, most of them will leave their homes to their children or other relatives who would most likely be heterosexual. So you have turn over when they turn under.

As for your term "sole occupancy", it would be unethical (though not illegal in most places) to restrict the community to gay people. However, these places target a gay market and probably have it in the HOA mission statement that the place is dedicated to being a gay friendly environment.

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Novaheart
11-15-2012, 12:34 PM
Hey, it fits nova's world view so it's OK. Now if a church or some other non-liberal organization did the same thing his tune would be much different.

I sometimes think you must live in a cave. Down the street from me is the Philip Benjamin Tower, Menorah Manor (I kid you not), Bethany Tower, Lutheran Residences, and a neighborhood that you could hit with a nuclear weapon and be certain to not kill a single black resident other than staff.

noonwitch
11-15-2012, 01:48 PM
I think that if gay organizations want to run a shelter program for the GLBT homeless population, that is a good thing. Otherwise, they get classified with all the other single adults and end up at one of the crappy shelters. The nicer shelters are for families, usually, at least around here. But they would really need to have two shelters-one for gay people without kids and one for gay couples with kids, or there are going to be the same problems that led to separating single homeless from families-regardless of orientation, it's best to avoid potential problems.


When it comes to actual housing, though, a program like this seems to be segregating gays to one area. As much as some conservatives probably like that idea, it seems like the opposite of what gay advocates claim their goal is-social acceptability.

Rockntractor
11-15-2012, 01:51 PM
I hear the back doors quit working after too much use and no longer close properly, it seems some tenants try to move in appliances and furniture that is too large for the opening.

Novaheart
11-15-2012, 02:32 PM
I hear the back doors quit working after too much use and no longer close properly, it seems some tenants try to move in appliances and furniture that is too large for the opening.

You're a pig. Do your lesbian neighbors think that kind of thing is funny (or even applicable)?

Rockntractor
11-15-2012, 04:18 PM
You're a pig. Do your lesbian neighbors think that kind of thing is funny (or even applicable)?

Don't get mad at me, the condo and apartment managers are saying the doors were never meant for this kind of activity, they were meant for the removal of kitchen garbage and waste so they could be left in the proper receptacle, not so that over size objects could be taken repeatedly inside and out.

JB
11-15-2012, 07:20 PM
Aye Carumba re 15 through 17. :biggrin-new:

JB
11-15-2012, 07:26 PM
You live near the largest gay retirement community in the world.I don't care if the ABC gang wants to have their own community. It's discriminatory on its face but that's not why I would object. I care that taxpayer dollars are used to fund it.

I don't even want to make the equivalency argument that if the ABC guys can do this, the straight, white, female, under 30 crowd should be able to have their own exclusive community too.

Novaheart
11-16-2012, 12:07 PM
I don't care if the ABC gang wants to have their own community. It's discriminatory on its face but that's not why I would object. I care that taxpayer dollars are used to fund it.

I don't even want to make the equivalency argument that if the ABC guys can do this, the straight, white, female, under 30 crowd should be able to have their own exclusive community too.

You don't want taxpayer funding going to build low income senior housing?

FlaGator
11-16-2012, 12:17 PM
You don't want taxpayer funding going to build low income senior housing?

Not if it caters to a specific group of people.

Novaheart
11-16-2012, 12:28 PM
Not if it caters to a specific group of people.

It's a senior housing complex in a gay neighborhood and business district which is dedicated to the needs of the community it serves. As such, it's no different from any other urban senior housing complex. They don't exclude people who aren't gay.