Wednesday, July 12, 2017

I Don’t Understand

I don’t understand why this is news. The headline seems to indicate that the apartments are all for LGBT seniors but the article seems to say otherwise.
New York City Unveils Plans For Largest LGBT Senior Residence In America
The 145-unit Ingersoll Houses in Ft. Greene, Brooklyn, are slated to be complete in 2019.
New Now Next
By Dan Avery
July 7, 2017

As the Stonewall generation continues to age, questions about their future follow pace: Many older LGBT people lack support systems or children to care for them, and those who can afford care worry about having to go back in the closet in a nursing home. In a test conducted by SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders), 48% of older LGBT people were subjected to discrimination when applying for senior housing.

Increasingly, the answer has been to create housing catering specifically to older LGBT residents, as has been done in L.A., Philadelphia and Chicago. Late last week, plans were unveiled for the first in New York.

Ingersoll Senior Residences in Brooklyn and Crotona Senior Residences in the Bronx are the result of a partnership between SAGE, the New York Housing Authority, the housing advocacy group HELP USA, and developers BFC Partners.


As the Stonewall generation continues to age, questions about their future follow pace: Many older LGBT people lack support systems or children to care for them, and those who can afford care worry about having to go back in the closet in a nursing home. In a test conducted by SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders), 48% of older LGBT people were subjected to discrimination when applying for senior housing.

Increasingly, the answer has been to create housing catering specifically to older LGBT residents, as has been done in L.A., Philadelphia and Chicago. Late last week, plans were unveiled for the first in New York.

Ingersoll Senior Residences in Brooklyn and Crotona Senior Residences in the Bronx are the result of a partnership between SAGE, the New York Housing Authority, the housing advocacy group HELP USA, and developers BFC Partners.

With 145 units, Ingersoll in Ft. Greene will be the largest LGBT-welcoming elder housing development in the country, while Crotona will offer an addition 82 units. Both will provide affordable housing, hot meals, social activities and support services.
Okay that seems to say that all the units will be for LGBT seniors and some units will be reserved for low income LGBT seniors; but then it says this,
When construction is completed in 2019, apartments will be open to any seniors meeting income requirements, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, based on a lottery system. (A portion of both buildings will be set aside for homeless seniors, as well.)
Um… which is it? Is it an all LGBT complex or a mixed complex?

Furthermore, it seems to me that all they are doing is affirming HUD’s and New York stare, and New York City’s nondiscrimination laws.



On Sunday I wrote about the Church of England voting a trans welcoming service, well they passed it.
Church of England Votes to Affirm Transgender People; Top Bishop Says LGBT 'Not a Sin'
Christian Post
By Stoyan Zaimov
Jul 10, 2017

The General Synod of the Church of England has officially passed a motion welcoming and affirming transgender people to the church. A top bishop also declared that being LGBT is "not a sin."

"That this Synod, recognizing the need for transgender people to be welcomed and affirmed in their parish church, call on the House of Bishops to consider whether some nationally commended liturgical materials might be prepared to mark a person's gender transition," the motion that passed on Sunday reads.

As the official CofE website points out, the vote went overwhelmingly in favor of welcoming transgender people, with 30 for the motion and two opposed in the House of Bishops; 127 who backed the motion and 28 against it in the House of Clergy; and 127 for and 48 against in the House of Laity.

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