Old and gay with nowhere to go? Fear not -- there's a place for you, thanks to Vern Johnson, a former health-care worker who's just launched Calamus Communities, Phoenix's first gay retirement home. Johnson and a business partner have fitted out the former Les Jardins Hotel with posh accommodations for the infirm, and super-chic decor that screams "Girlfriend!" We met in the resort's swanky restaurant to discuss the travails of gay grandpas, the importance of a good gay bar, and those nasty rumors about... More >>>
Vern Johnson (with Calamus chef Duane Mantey) caters to friends of Dorothy Kilgallen.