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New frontier for gay rights: Bias and bullying in senior housing

Even before she began searching for senior housing, Marti Smith had heard the horror stories.

Her gay friends told Smith, a lesbian, that when their partners entered assisted living the partners had to hide their homosexuality to avoid bias and bullying. Even Smith's friends had to play along when they visited.

"Visitors were told not to act gay or dress gay because of fear of

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