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Q: Non-heterosexual Retirement Village ( No Answer,   4 Comments )
Subject: Non-heterosexual Retirement Village
Category: Family and Home > Seniors
Asked by: ct33-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 11 May 2003 18:10 PDT
Expires: 10 Jun 2003 18:10 PDT
Question ID: 202502
I require a Business name and Company name for a planned Non-heterosexual
Retirement Village in Melbourne.

Request for Question Clarification by jumpingjoe-ga on 11 May 2003 19:26 PDT
Hi there!

Thanks for asking your question. AFter searching long and hard, I've
been unable (so far) to come up with your answer. Greg Fisher, who ran
the gay-oriented company Satellite, gave an interview to ABC News in
1999 detailing his plans to build a chain of gay nursing homes around
Australia. Satellite is now defunct.


It sounds though that you have heard of specific plans. If you can
provide any more information that might aid myself or another
researcher to answer your question this would be appreciated. Thank
you for your patience, and I look forward to your response.

Google Answers Researcher

Request for Question Clarification by politicalguru-ga on 12 May 2003 03:40 PDT
Melbourne Australia, or Melbourne Florida?

Clarification of Question by ct33-ga on 12 May 2003 04:14 PDT
I am preparing a business plan/pitch for a non-heterosexual retirement
village as part of Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creation (MBA-RMIT),
I have researched in depth o/seas trends in this niche market and
trends in retirement villages (R.V.) in Australia; I do not need more
industry research; I need a clever marketable Company & Business name,
i.e. PrimeLife is a good example of an existing R.V. name. The
proposed development is to be within a 10km radius of the Melbourne
CBD- St.Kilda, Richmond, Middle Park.

Research indicates that non-heterosexuals do not wan't their R.V. name
to  obviously illuminate to the public that it is a R.V. for gays ie.
Rainbow Housing. Key words to consider for either name include:
caring, rainbow, community, love, villa, village or maybe a ancient
greek god who was reputed to be homosexual?
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Non-heterosexual Retirement Village
From: pinkfreud-ga on 11 May 2003 19:41 PDT
I found a reference to the ALSO Foundation developing a home-care plan
for ailing gays, lesbians, and transgendered persons. Mention is made
of the need for nursing homes and retirement villages to meet the
needs of older non-heterosexual people, but I have found no firm

Gay Australia
Subject: Re: Non-heterosexual Retirement Village
From: jumpingjoe-ga on 11 May 2003 19:56 PDT
Thanks for that link pinkfreud!

ct33-ga - also here's a paper which doesn't really help answer your
question, but might prove interesting reading. It too mentions the
need for LGBT aged care facilities, but doesn't mention any actual

Aged Care in Australia for Gay, Lesbian Bisexual, Transgenderand
Intersex people
Subject: Re: Non-heterosexual Retirement Village
From: emjay-ga on 12 May 2003 12:26 PDT
A few suggestions:

Rainbow Vista (can you tell I like vistas? :))
Freedom Place
Liberty Place

Hope these help -- best of luck --

Subject: Re: Non-heterosexual Retirement Village
From: pinkfreud-ga on 12 May 2003 12:51 PDT
The Greek letter 'lambda' is often used in connection with gay

"The lambda, a Greek letter, was first used as a gay symbol in 1970 by
the Gay Activists Alliance (GAA) in New York City. That was just half
a year after the Stonewall riots of 1969. Those riots formed the start
of the organised gay community. In no time the lambda became 'the' gay
icon. A fire in the headquarters of the GAA, caused by homophobic
arsonists, meant the end of the organisation but their lambda symbol
survived. Why the lambda was chosen isn't clear. One of the reasons
could be that the L of lambda stands for Liberation. Fact is that the
lambda is still seen as one of the official gay symbols."


"The lowercase Greek letter lambda carries several meanings. First of
all, it represents scales, and thus balance. The Greeks considered
balance to be the constant adjustment necessary to keep opposing
forces from overcoming each other. The hook at the bottom of the right
leg of the lambda represents the action required to reach and maintain
a balance. To the Spartans, the lambda meant unity. They felt that
society should never infringe on anyone's individuality and freedom.
The Romans adopted the letter to represent "the light of knowledge
shed into the darkness of ignorance." Finally, in physics the symbol
designates and energy change. Thus the lambda, with all its meanings,
is an especially apt symbol for the gay liberation movement, which
energetically seeks a balance in society and which strives through
enlightenment to secure equal rights for homosexual people.

Reportedly, Ancient Greeks may have also placed the lambda on shields
of gay men and their lovers who were among the fighting elite of the
Greek Army."

Michigan State University: The Alliance of Les-Bi-Gay-Transgender and
Straight Students

I suggest the name "Lambda Lane" for your planned retirement village.
Most heterosexuals will not get the "lambda" reference, but I believe
it will be well understood, and respected, by your potential clients.

Another Greek term, 'Uranian', comes from Plato:

"Plato is notable because he advanced the belief that some men are
inherently homosexual, just as some men are inherently heterosexual.
Plato believed that love between two men is superior to that between a
man and a woman. Plato called this love 'uranian'" love and suggested
this love was ruled by a different aspect of the goddess Aphrodite."


Perhaps 'Uranian' could be part of your corporate name. You might
consider something such as 'The Uranian Group', 'Uranians of
Australia', or 'Uranian Associates'.

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