Coming to Berlin: Lesbian-Only Cemetery
It will be a space for lesbians to 'live together in the afterlife'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 1, 2014 2:09 PM CDT
The Georgen Parochial Cemetery in Berlin is designating an area for lesbians.   (Markus Schreiber)

(Newser) – 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-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, says Safia association spokeswoman Usah Zachau. 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 in exchange for cleaning up and landscaping the area.

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iq145
Apr 16, 2014 12:06 AM CDT
The island of Lesbos?
Habenero
Apr 3, 2014 8:31 PM CDT
Sounds like a great place to laid to rest.
loveandhope
Apr 3, 2014 12:56 PM CDT
You've got to be kidding me...