Photo: CHH. Even before the grey ear hair began appearing I was aware that the situation for an aging LGBTQ population, especially lower income queer people, can be dire. Will gay people be comfortable and welcome in mainstream senior housing? As the Baby Boomers were the first generation to come out of the closet in massive numbers, millions of gay men and women in their 70s and 60s are starting to deal with the realities of affordable senior housing for proudly out community members.
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But the ongoing pandemic has forced many of those bars to shutter, dimming the spirits of its community and patrons. Londyn Bradshaw is a Capitol Hill resident. The neighborhood typically sees thousands of visitors each weekend, on top of its nearly 20, residents. Jamie Pedersen is the Washington state senator who oversees parts of Seattle, including Capitol Hill where he also lives. Most have now been shuttered for many months. That same month, orders from Washington State Governor Jay Inslee forced non-essential businesses on Capitol Hill to close their doors.
Officials break ground on affordable housing complex for LGBT seniors in Bay Shore
All people over 65 years old and all people over 50 years old who cannot live independently are currently eligible to get vaccinated. Learn more at the City of Seattle vaccination page. The Commission recommends policies and legislation, brings together LGBTQ communities with the larger Seattle community through long-range projects, and ensures City departments fairly and equitably address issues affecting and involving Seattle's LGBTQ communities as individuals and as a protected class afforded accessibility and inclusion to the services of the City of Seattle. Eight commissioners are appointed by the Mayor and eight appointments are made by the City Council. The Commission appoints 4 members.
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