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Inside Spain’s First LGBT Retirement Home

We need to take care of our own at every stage of their lives. Lead by example. Pink News reports: 

Federico Armenteros Avila, a well-built man in his mid-sixties, removes heavy padlocked chains from the door of a large, abandoned building in Madrid. It’s set to become Spain’s first LGBT+ retirement home.

Once inside, we find rubble, broken glass and even a birds nest, complete with two eggs lying in it.

“You see, 10 years empty!” laughs Armenteros Avila, seemingly unfazed by the scale of the challenge ahead of him. The dilapidated site is set to be renovated into a retirement home for the LGBT+ community, funded by Madrid’s regional government.