Lesbian-Only Cemetery Inaugurated in Berlin

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

BERLIN (AP) - A new burial area for lesbians only is being inaugurated in a two-century-old cemetery in the German capital this weekend.

A 400-square-meter (-yard) area of the Lutheran Georgen Parochial cemetery, established in 1814 in central Berlin, will be reserved as a graveyard for up to 80 lesbians, Safia association spokeswoman Usah Zachau said Tuesday.

The association, a national group primarily for elderly lesbians, says it expects the burial area to be inaugurated Sunday, as a space "where the lesbian community can live together in the afterlife."

Zachau says her group was given use of the cemetery area for 30 years in exchange for cleaning up and landscaping the area, and promising to be responsible for its upkeep.

The cemetery confirmed the agreement but declined further comment.


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