Being Out at 65

Gay retirement communities are catching on fast

Nature has it fixed so that women often outlive their husbands. So it's no surprise to find the gender ratio skewed to female at most retirement communities. Stroll the grounds at one such vibrant development near Fort Myers, Fla., and you're apt never to even see a man. But that doesn't stop its 300 female residents from enjoying busy social lives, competing in tennis by day and partying it up at dances in the evenings. That's because these women are part of the first predominantly lesbian retirement community of its size in the U.S. "I still have to pinch myself that...

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