The rain in Spain stays mainly on the gay retirement village just outside of Madrid that will even have its own pool! In Spain!


Gay retirement home, Spain

Spain – or e-Spain – is getting its first gay retirement home. It will have 115 apartments. a gym, a pool, a roof and paths made out of crazy-paving.

Funded by the December 26th Foundation, named after the 1979 date when the anti-gay law created by General Franco – who was a bit of a cunt if truth be told – in which gays were imprisoned and/or had an electric current charged through them for shits and giggles, was repealed. Up until then, men in Spain could be imprisoned simply for walking down the road looking a bit camp. Which would have had the whole male population of Italy buggered. We could go on.

‘Gay old people have to go back in the closet when they enter retirement homes,’ says Federico Armenteros, head of the December 26th Foundation.

‘For many years, a lot of people believed that homosexuals were sick and sinners. That is more pronounced among older people, and hard to change.’

The picture above is the one they’re using on the BBC. Which looks more like Westfield Stratford than a gay retirement village. And it appears a sheer David Beckham will be one of their residents.

‘This is somewhere where everyone will be equal,’ says Jose Maria Herreras who, at 65 and still gay after all those years, is ostracized by the residents at his current retirement home.

‘It’s a totally different home where we won’t have to hide who we are. We will be people. I will be free again.’

*waves a flag*

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7 comments to “The rain in Spain stays mainly on the gay retirement village just outside of Madrid that will even have its own pool! In Spain!”

  1. I thought the gay retirement village was called Sitges?

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  2. Or Gran Canaria….

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  3. Or Admiral Duncan

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  4. ‘This is a place where everyone will be equal’ Yeah right. I moved from oop North to Brighton to be amongst my ‘equals’ where I found the biggest bunch of nasty bitches with so many different groups, some of which your were welcome in and some of which you weren’t up to the standard so were told where to go. I’d rather retire in a military home than with a bunch of bitter queens. Admittedly for more reasons than one.

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  5. *actual sick in mouth at the very thought*

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  6. I am planning on retiring to an invite-only gay retirement home. Essentially, it will be my home, with invitees.

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  7. Will I get an invite, Lulu? I’ll bring my own hardy cocktails.

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