Philly’s LGBT Senior Housing Center, the John C. Anderson Apartments, Gets Opening Ceremony Treatment

by Josh Middleton | February 24, 2014 5:13 pm

Photo by HughE Dillon.

Photo by HughE Dillon.

Tenants began moving into[1] the John C. Anderson Apartments[2] in mid-January, but Philly’s only housing center for LGBT seniors got official opening-ceremony treatment this morning. Local paparazzo HughE Dillon pointed out that it was one of the most power-filled events he’d been to in a while, and he was right. All kinds of Pennsylvania dignitaries showed up to be part of the festivities — from Governor Ed Rendell and Mayor Michael Nutter to Representative Bob Brady and State Treasurer — and gubernatorial candidate — Rob McCord.

The whole ceremony was lead by Philadelphia Gay News[3] publisher Mark Segal, the spearhead of the project who many of the speakers laughingly referred to as “everyone’s favorite pain in the ass.” The afternoon started in a heated tent just outside the Apartments, before moving in front of the building for the official opening, which, instead of a ribbon-cutting, came in the form of ringing a series of rainbow-colored doorbells (video above.) Check out some photos HughE Dillon shared with us below.

 

Endnotes:
  1. began moving into: http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/local&id=9379056
  2. John C. Anderson Apartments: https://pennrose.com/properties/john-c-anderson-apartments/
  3. Philadelphia Gay News: http://www.epgn.com/

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