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After Living Life As Out And Proud Gay Folks, Why Should Anybody Be Asked To Go Back In The Closet?

It's reaching a point where gay and lesbian folks who have been exactly who they are for decades are reaching retirement age ... and yet, there are some retirement homes where they are not welcome. To have to face that in your golden years is not something anybody needs. The Gay and Lesbian Association of Retiring Persons is aiming to change that.

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If Americans were asked to describe the Statue of Liberty without looking at it, most of us could probably describe her long robe, the crown on her head, a lighted torch in her right hand and a tablet cradled in her left. Some might remember it's inscribed with the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776.

But there's a significant detail most of us would miss. It's a feature that points to why Lady Liberty was created and gifted to us in the first place. At her feet, where her robe drapes the ground, lay a broken shackle and chains—a symbol of the abolishment of slavery.

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