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.

Get Queerty Daily

Subscribe to Queerty for a daily dose of #gay #germany #melroseplace stories and more

4 Comments

  • Darth Paul

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

  • fredo777

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

    If so, I’m moving to Germany.

  • 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!

  • 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.

Comments are closed.