The New York Times profiles Philly LGBT housing development, the John C. Anderson Apartments yesterday, spotlighting several residents and offering commentary on how the home is filling a terrible void that’s been felt in the LGBT community for far too long:
Philly’s LGBT Senior Housing Center, the John C. Anderson Apartments, Gets Opening Ceremony Treatment
Tenants began moving into the John C. Anderson Apartments 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.
Boisterous local publisher Mark Segal has been inducted into the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association’s LGBT Journalists Hall of Fame for his 38-year career in building the Philadelphia Gay News. Inducted alongside the Bay Area Reporter‘s Bob Ross, Segal was credited in a statement with creating one of the “most well-respected and enduring LGBT publications in the country” since PGN first went to print in 1976. The LGBT Journalists Hall of Fame was created in 2005 to honor reporters and editors who dedicate themselves to LGBT issues in the media, and has since honored just 23 such individuals. Segal, for his part, was “overwhelmed with emotion” at the honor. [Advocate]