According to reports by the BBC, some activists say elderly
homosexuals living in care are often forced "back into the closet"
by the intolerance of fellow residents.
The plan is to build a new complex on the outskirts of Madrid,
which would offer an all-inclusive care package free of sexuality
Construction on the premises - which would house 115 new
apartments - is expected to begin in just a few months, although
financing remains an issue.
"We want to make sure old people who are gay can live out their
lives freely with dignity and among equals," said spokesperson
Similarly, in August, Australia's very first retirement village
exclusively for homosexuals and bisexuals was also given final
The 120-unit complex will be situated in Ballan, Victoria and is
estimated to cost $30 million.
Featuring an indoor heated spa, bar and croquet lawn, it has been
billed as "a haven" by its developer Peter Dickson and will be
built in five stages.