Full article by Rachel Leibrock available at Sacramento News & Review and Outword

Michael Ryan is ready to focus on himself. And he’s found the perfect place to finally do just that.

On a recent summer day, the 67-year-old retiree, dressed in a crisp lavender and blue plaid shirt, a baseball hat atop his head, relaxes outside at a table on the patio at Lavender Courtyard, a new income-restricted, three-story complex designed to serve LGBTQ seniors. It’s quiet except for the sound of birds chattering and upbeat pop music drifting out an upstairs window.

Shading his eyes with his hand, Ryan looks up and points toward a door on the second-floor balcony. “That’s my place,” he says, his voice happy. “Everything is new. If you haven’t ever had the chance to move into a brand-new place, please do because it will make you feel so good.”

Full article by Rachel Leibrock available at Sacramento News & Review and Outword