CHICAGO
11/17/2012 01:27 pm ET

Housing the Invisible: Finding Homes for LGBT Seniors

Roger Byers, 68, is poised to do something that would've been unthinkable for someone like him just a few years ago. Byers grew up among a generation of gay men who fought for every right and scrap of acceptance.

Now, he plans on marrying the love of his life and settling down in one of the nation's first affordable housing developments aimed at LGBT seniors. "I'd like to be a pioneer on this matter," says Byers, a Chicago resident, of the development. "It is an environment that I can say with pride that whoever lives there is going to be pleased and be able to be themselves."

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