For Long Island’s gay and lesbian elders, there’s no place quite like the LGBT Network’s senior citizens home, Long Island’s first affordable LGBT senior housing complex, and the first of its kind outside urban America. Born and raised in the era before landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions legalized same-sex intimacy and marriage, residents of the building say they feel they can finally exhale and live out their retirement years in an accepting, respectful environment. “Our elder generations were the true champions in fighting and laying the groundwork for many of the rights we have today,” said David Kilmnick, president of the LGBT Network. “They took care of us and it is now our responsibility to take care of them to ensure the highest quality of life, where they can live their golden years.” Kilmnick said the four-story building, which has 75 apartments, mostly one-bedroom units, is “at 100% capacity.” “Every single residence is an affordable unit, and anyone who meets the income guidelines, which range from 50% to 80% of Suffolk County area median income, can apply no matter where they live,” Kilmnick said. The Bay Shore apartments were filled on a lottery basis and are for households with at least one resident 55 or older. Monthly rents range from just under $1,000 for a one-bedroom to $1,875 for two bedrooms, with three quarters of the units renting at $1,200, Kilmnick said.