Posts Tagged: retirement

Best Cities for LGBT Seniors: #2 Ft. Lauderdale

Ft. Lauderdale

When people think of LGBT-friendly South Florida cities, Miami probably pops to mind first. But Fort Lauderdale has most of the same gay-friendly accommodations and nightlife in a more laid back and affordable environment. The city also has the highest concentration of gay couples of any major American city, with about 3% of all households…. Read more »

Best Cities for LGBT Seniors: #3 Minneapolis-St. Paul

Minneapolis

The Twin Cities scored so similarly across categories we decided to include them together. Both cities have high populations of LGBT residents (just under 4%) and both offer a progressive, tolerant environment. Beyond that, they have thriving restaurant and bar scenes, with a good number of gay-friendly establishments to be found. The Advocate even went… Read more »

Best Cities for LGBT Seniors: #4 Atlanta

Atlanta

Atlanta is the gay capital of the South and for good reason. The city is generally tolerant and has LGBT-owned businesses scattered throughout the Midtown, Kirkwood, and Candler Park neighborhoods. They also have the Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce that helps promote gay- and lesbian-owned businesses around the city. Atlanta even has one of the… Read more »

Best Cities for LGBT Seniors: #6 Orlando

Orlando

The second Florida city to make the list, Orlando has a large and vibrant gay population with considerable community support. The horrifying events at Pulse Night Club earlier this year illustrate the general threat of violence and discrimination that the LGBT community still often face, but it shouldn’t be an indictment of this otherwise tolerant… Read more »

Best Cities for LGBT Seniors: #7 – Tampa, Florida

Tampa

Tampa and the surrounding cities of St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Sarasota, among others, have long been top destinations for seniors looking for a comfortable place to retire. The area is widely known for its warm and sunny climate, it’s beautiful sandy beaches, and its world-class golf courses. But it’s also great for anyone living on… Read more »

Best Cities for LGBT Seniors: #8 – Portland, Oregon

Portland

Portland is a center of progressivism and tolerance and is home to the second largest per capita LGBT population in the country, behind only San Francisco. The city has long protected its gay and lesbian residents from discrimination and it has for many years been known as a warm and welcoming place for same-sex families… Read more »

Best Cities for LGBT Seniors: #9 – Seattle, Washington

Seattle

Beautiful Seattle is another one of the progressive hubs of America so it’s no surprise that it’s also one of the most gay-friendly cities in the country. At almost 5% of the overall population, it has one of the most concentrated LGBT communities of any large city. Also, Seattle has been on the leading edge… Read more »

Best Cities for LGBT Seniors: #11 – Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City

It was a big surprise when the Utah capital started making lists of gay-friendly cities, but it is for good reason. Nearly 5% of the metro area population identify as gay and Salt Lake has been very progressive on employment and housing protection for LGBT residents in an otherwise conservative state. Salt Lake is also… Read more »

Best Cities for LGBT Seniors: #14 – San Francisco, California

San Francisco

Everyone knows this is America’s historical and cultural hub for the LGBT community and no list would be complete without it. It has the largest per capita gay population in the country and there simply isn’t another city on Earth that is more tolerant and accepting of gays and lesbians than San Francisco. In addition… Read more »

Best Cities for LGBT Seniors: #15 – Houston, Texas

Houston

Houston has rapidly become one of the most diverse cities in the country and along with that has come a thriving and generally tolerant environment for its LGBT residents. Houston is home to the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce and there is widespread support for gay and lesbian owned businesses, many of which are… Read more »

City Council Approves LGBT-Affirming Senior Housing in North Park

The San Diego City Council voted 9-0 to approve a $7 million loan in order to start construction of an LGBT affirming senior apartment building in North Park. “I’m delighted to move approval,” said Third District Councilmember Todd Gloria, smiling. “It’s ground breaking.” Numerous councilmembers competed to second Gloria’s motion, and Council President Sherri Lightner… Read more »

Featured Lesbian Real Estate Agent: Kathleen McMullen, Phoenix, Arizona

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Kathleen moved to the Phoenix Valley from Seattle, Washington five years ago, and has learned the neighborhoods of Maricopa County and the Phoenix real estate market inside and out…. Read more »

LGBT Anxiety About Retirement is High

An aging lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population in the U.S. faces anxieties about retirement that are significantly greater than other Americans who are nearing retirement. That is according to a survey by the Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders (SAGE) that polled 1,857 LGBT Americans and 519 non-LGBT Americans and… Read more »

The Best Cities for Gay Retirees

Let’s face it, when we try to figure out the best place for our retirement, we usually want to find people of like minds. If you are a liberal Democrat who has frequently donated to the ACLU, you probably aren’t going to want to retire in Reagan Country. Or, if you have a Fox News… Read more »

Is France’s Salleres-d’Aude the Place for You if You’re Gay and Gray?

A new property development in the south west of France is set to become Europe’s first lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) retirement village and the news has already been causing headlines. But is this an attractive investment opportunity for British “gay and grey” retirees? Set up by The Villages Group, a British company based in… Read more »

Wilmington, North Carolina a Top Retirement Destination

Wilmington has been been selected by as a top retirement destination. “Where to Retire” magazine will profile the Port City in “8 Hot Towns to Snap Up Bargains Now” in the January/February issue. It’s available nationwide December 18. “Where to Retire” editor Mary Lu Abbott said the Wilmington area possesses qualities important to retirees. At… Read more »

Retirement Less Scary Now for Gay Seniors

The generation of gays and lesbians that literally created the modern LGBT movement — from the heroes of the 1969 Stonewall riots to their slightly younger friends — is at, or nearing, retirement age. That used to mean the beginning of an extremely difficult time in an LGBT person’s life. But as gay baby boomers… Read more »

Latin American Countries Rated As Retirement Destinations

Retirees looking to stretch their pensions might consider spending their golden years in Ecuador, Panama or Mexico, where the cost of living is low and the weather is warm, according to a new index. International Living Magazine rated the three Latin American countries the top destinations in its Retirement Index 2012, followed by Malaysia, Colombia,… Read more »