Monday, April 7, 2014

First nationwide cemetery for lesbian women only

First nationwide cemetery only for lesbian women

The first nationwide cemetery only for lesbian women have been found today in Prenzlauer Berg. The cemetery was opened Sunday and funded by the housing project for lesbian women in Berlin. The resting place for women who loves women is in the Protestant Georgen-Parochial-Friedhof in Prenzlauer Berg.

"Even if only lesbian women may be buried, this place for men has no fences," said spokeswoman Astrid Easter Country (68) with her girlfriend been together for four years.

"But I would love to be with my partner together here at the cemetery. I've already picked out a grave for us, "she says. Six of the 80 tombs are actually already reserved.

During the two hour opening ceremony nine women and one man sang the chorus "Spree divas" folk songs "If I were a bird".

Some critics ask anyway about the so called network beyond death: Is a Lesbian cemetery not discriminatory because it excludes others?

Astrid Easter country to BILD: "We lesbians are discriminated against by society and respond to this by seeking us places where we the people are well disposed."

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