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German Company Creates Gay Apartment Complex


Hoping to etch a safe space for their neighborhood gays, a German construction company decided to erect a massive apartment complex specifically for the lavender set.

Villa Anders in Ehrenfeld in Cologne features 70 flats, which all but 15 have been snapped up by gay people who plan to move in by the end of 2009.

Organizers the Gay and Lesbian Living Association said the project, which receives some public money, will be self-financing.

Resident Jens Lidy told the Guardian: “As a gay person, I’ve spent my life playing a sort of hiding game, making sure the neighbors didn’t know I was gay, because I never knew how they would react.

“I leapt at the chance to move to Villa Anders, because I feel I can finally be myself among people who have had a similar experience.”

Remember how Melrose Place began as a relatively feel good show and devolved into camp mania? Yeah, that’s what we envision – only hopefully without Dr. Kimberly Shaw and her bomb-loving madness.

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Oct 28, 2008
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  • 4 Comments
    • Darth Paul
      Darth Paul

      What is it w/Germans and ghetto-izing minorities? They never learn…

      Oct 28, 2008 at 11:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fredo777
      fredo777

      Is it really gonna be themed like Rainbow Brite???

      If so, I’m moving to Germany.

      Oct 28, 2008 at 2:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kevin
      kevin

      sounds like fun. but necessary? who the hell cares what the neighbors think of me being gay!? I don’t need a safe place. but if my neighbors fucked with me cause I’m a fag, THEY will need a safe place. Word!

      Oct 28, 2008 at 2:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Darth Paul
      Darth Paul

      We need more mos like Kevin out there.

      I know some places are just no-go for out folks; but if you have to resort to a ghetto in order to feel secure, you probably need a sanitarium, not an exclusive property.

      Oct 28, 2008 at 3:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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