Re: Not Enough Privacy in Cohousing?
From: Martin Sheehy (
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2006 05:56:08 -0800 (PST)
Someone needs to say it, so I will:
  " I wonder if he's gay or bisexual?. ".......some, or many, residents might 
  My own sense from informal online surveys is that there are a lot of aging 
gay guys OUT there who simply cannot afford the affluent ' communities ' in 
coastal FL or Sante Fe, NM, but who feel that CoHousing competitively priced 
units, while within their fiscal reach, may be replete with homophobes, or even 
curious persons who find the gay guy ' exotic '. They've had quite enough of 
that, thank you, during their drone existence in the workforce, they sure as 
heck do not need or want it in the milieu chosen for their retirement.  
  Marty S.

"Jeanne Goodman, JP Cohousing" <goodmanj [at]> wrote:
  I would like to say that this is a VERY interesting post and something that 
might be worth pursuing further if I might recommend it as a topic for the 

This post will definitely make me think twice before I dare to ask someone 
if their guest was a date. I think it's hard to know when that kind of thing 
steps over the line of asking as friends who share information about what's 
going on in their lives versus sounding like a gossip.

Are there other taboo topics?

Jeanne Goodman
finally in Jamaica Plain Cohousing

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rob Sandelin" 
Sent: Thursday, March 09, 2006 3:18 PM
Subject: RE: [C-L]_ Not Enough Privacy in Cohousing?

...Interestingly enough, in all cases that I know of, all the people who 
left because their privacy boundaries were violated all involved sexual or 
romantic relationships. ... 

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