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Spain Says Sorry (and Pays Off) The Homo They Imprisoned 30+ Years Ago

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In September, Britain apologized for firing, castrating, and shaming Alan Turing, the gay WWII hacker who was all up in the Nazis business. Now, Spain is taking a cue.

The nation of bull runners is saying sorry to Antoni Ruiz, who was jailed for being a homo in the 1970s, under the dictatorship of General Francisco Franco (pictured), who, let’s face it, was probably a big gay.

Ruiz, who told his family he was gay in 1976 at the age of 17, was turned in to police by a Catholic monk his parents confided in, spending three months in prison and thereafter banned from going home for a year.

So what’s Spain’s recompense? An apology letter and a check for $5,900. Don’t spend it all in one Prada!