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Gay Nursing Home Opens in Berlin

The first gay nursing home in Europe opened in Berlin this month.

The state-of-the-art facility will house 28 patients, who will be allowed to bring their own furniture and sundries.

The man behind the home, activist and architect Christian Hamm, told the Deutsche Presse-Agentur news agency that gay people often feel ostracized in ordinary nursing homes.

“When you are old, the last thing that you want to do is to have to hide,” he said.

The home is the first piece of a planned complex that will include apartments, a cafe, function rooms, a gym and a health-care center with doctors and therapists, DPA said.

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