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Pink-Painted Gay Village in Jeopardy

Pink-Painted Gay Village in Jeopardy


A project to turn a village in Spain into a gay mecca by painting all the homes pink, renaming the streets after gay artists, and even designating a park specifically for outdoor sex has been met with opposition, reports Passport magazine.

The ambitious project, conceived by gay entrepreneur Javier Checa, would entail painting all of the 300 houses located in the Pueblo Blanco enclave of Moclinejo, Spain, pink. Checa says he wanted to create another Ibiza, where gay people could "walk around free and do what they want."

Moclinejo's town hall approved the building of 50 gay-designated houses but prohibited the painting of any of the houses or streets pink. Checa disagreed with the housing plans, saying that "building 50 houses will not make this a destination for gays; I am gay and I know what the community needs."

"It is discriminatory and segregates people for purely political and economic reasons," says Salvador Rubio, president of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Collective.

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