First cemetery exclusively for lesbians opens in Berlin

The group behind this said, "Now there's another reason for a journey to Berlin, even if it may be your last."

 

To triumph in the battle of the sexes, you must embrace who you are-everyone else be damned.

 

That’s what a lesbian community in Berlin did with the opening of a cemetery that affirms being lesbian even in death. This month, Europe's first lesbian-only burial place opened in a Christian Lutheran graveyard in Berlin. The exclusive burial ground is within the jurisdiction of the 200-year-old Georgen Parochial cemetery in Prenzlauer Berg district.

 

Agence France-Presse (via Inquirer.net) reports, "The final resting place will give gay women a place to share in the afterlife, said Astrid Osterland of Safia, an association primarily for elderly lesbians."

 

In a celbratory message, Safia declared, "Now there's another reason for a journey to Berlin, even if it may be your last."

 

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