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"Aging gay population fuels new housing market"

Read mainstream news stories about Birds of a Feather Community
and other GLBT Retirement Communities that have been recently developed to address this issue!

January/February 2009:
Bonnie conceived of the community more than 15 years ago, then spent three years finding the perfect site: 157 acres of secluded, peaceful forest and meadow. After spending another five years planning the community, in 2006 Bonnie built the community flagship — her own home... Click here for the complete article.

June 11, 2006:
“In a retirement community, you want to be with people of like minds and like interests, whether it’s a golf community or a religious community,” said Bonnie McGowan, who is spearheading Birds of a Feather, a second gay senior complex in New Mexico... Click here for the complete article.

February 22-28, 2006:
Freedom is also what Bonnie McGowan, 56, had in mind when she purchased 140 acres in Pecos, N.M., 10 years ago. That's after she sold her investment-banking firm and devoted herself to her true love: real estate... Click here for the complete article.

July 5, 2006:
A few have acquired land and are moving forward, says the American Society on Aging, including subdivisions in Pecos, N.M., and Zionville, N.C., urban condos and apartments in Boston and Los Angeles, and a lodge with cottages, town houses and nursing units in Santa Rosa, Calif... Click here for the complete article.

“Until I feel safe walking down the street holding a woman’s hand... and not feel like I’m going to offend even one person, there is a need for a retirement community of like-minded people.” Bonnie McGowan of Birds of a Feather Community... Click here for the complete article.

November 20, 2005:
Buyers at Birds of a Feather, a 160-acre, environmentally friendly project about to get under way in Pecos, N.M., range in age from 42 to 63, according to Bonnie McGowan, the community's chief executive and founder. "They are buying a second home or vacation home but are concerned about their future,"... Click here for the complete article.