LGBT assisted-living facilities have been cropping up in cities around the world, but Berlin is host to what might be the world’s first multi-generational queer housing project.
Located in the western neighborhood of Charlottenburg, the 25-room Lebensort Vielfalt (Diverse Living Space) is open to all ages, but 60% of residences have been set aside for those over 55.
“What all our residents have in common is that they wanted to live together with other gays and lesbians,” said Marco Pulver of Berlin’s gay and lesbian advisory service. “Many of our older residents spent their youth and often a large amount of their adult life in gay-hostile environments.
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