Clear. 48.1   F New York
AI-Powered News Summarizer
Top Stories

First NYC housing complex bought by and for the LGBTQ+ community opens

November 17, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

New York City's first LGBTQ+ owned and run housing complex opened in Queens on Friday, 30 years after the owner said she first conceived the idea.

(CNN)New York City's first LGBTQ+ owned and run housing complex opened in Queens on Friday, 30 years after the owner said she first conceived the idea.

Ceyenne Doroshaw, a trans woman who is the founder and executive director of Gay and Lesbians Living in a Transgender Society, or GLITS, bought the complex, which has 11 apartments spanning three floors in the Queen's Woodhaven neighborhood.

"Thirty years of a dream, of doing something like this," Doroshaw said at an opening ceremony Friday.

Doroshaw said the building's basement is being converted into an educational and learning center, as she considers education to be "the key and the base to everything you need in this world. "

"This was created out of love," she said in a Monday interview.

The furnitures were donated from Disney hotels.

Doroshaw said GLITS' mission has always been to help people internationally, especially her own LGBTQ+ community.

"My community is being hunted all around the world," she said.

Summarizer is on Google News. Now you can get the latest AI summarized news on your favorite news platform.

Don't like Google News? We have an RSS Feed for you.

Suggestions