Madrid Summit Moderators
Patrick van der Pas
Civil and Human Rights Program Coordinator
Civil and Human Rights Program Coordinator for several international organizations and has created a specialization in marginalized sexual orientated groups and gender identities. Nowadays he is also secretary of the Human Rights Committee of InterPride and member of InterPride's WorldPride committee. Van der Pas has started as co-founder of a foundation for the LGBTQI+ youth community in Maastricht (Netherlands) and was the originator of the International LGBT Student Day.
Besides these activities, van der Pas also organized events, hosted workshops, did more focused orientated researches and wrote publications on specific sexually marginalized groups and problems that these groups face.
Lawyer and cultural manager.
Lawyer and cultural manager, member of AACDO (Association of Lawyers against Hate Crimes). He has taught postgraduate courses on culture, cultural management and cultural heritage at various universities in Spain and Argentina. He is the author of "When they talk about culture". "The myth of culture in the new public space" (CVG, 2013), "essay on public space and cultural policies".
Activist. Graduated in Political Science.
Babs began her activism in the university association of U. Autónoma de Madrid, UAMentiende, in which she has been president for 3 years and in which she still participates. She is also part of Collective Disoriented, antimonosexist self-organized assembly, in addition to other groups and projects. Her activism focuses on feminist and sexual diversity and gender issues, especially with regard to plurisexualities and non-monosexual subjectivities. She graduated in Political Science.
Journalist, writer, screenwriter and director of "Wisteria Lane", LGTBI program of RNE.
Columnist at Diario de Mallorca (Iberian Press), El Asombrario and El Español. Creator of the mythical radio program "La Transversal" (RNE) and screenwriter of "Carne Cruda" (Radio 3), currently directs and presents the only lgtbi public radio space: "Wisteria Lane". He has been screenwriter of television programs such as "Carta Blanca" (La 2), "Alaska y Coronas" (La 2), "Alaska y Segura" (La 1). Author of the novel "The small places", of the story "Bell Fruit Gum" and the book "This is correct to begin", on the twenty years of Spanish dancer Chevi Muraday in the contemporary dance.
He has been awarded with Medal Pen prize 2013, awarded by the FELGTB, the 2014 FanCineGay Award of the Gay and Lesbian Film Festival of Extremadura, and the Halegato Golden Award 2014 which is awarded by the Halegatos sports club to people working for recognition and In defense of the rights and freedoms of the LGTBI population.
Joaquín Müller Thyssen
Jornalist. General director of Fundéu BBVA
General Director in Fundéu BBVA and journalist. Previously he occupied the graphic and Television direction at EFE Agency, as well as his General Secretary.
He has been a parliamentary journalist, EFE correspondent in the Basque Country, head of the National TVE area and editor in Telecinco News.
Julio Gómez Caballero
Director of Trabajando en Positivo. Social Worker.
Social worker with more than 15 years of experience in design, execution and coordination in programs aimed to people with HIV and / or drug addicts, as well as in activism and political advocacy. He led the process in creating the Coordinator "Trabajando en Positivo", of which is currently director.
Director of International Programs, Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute.
Director of International Programs, Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute. Human Rights, Democracy, and Gender expert with 10 years of international experience working in the U.S., Europe, Latin America, India, and South Africa. Abolafia helped in the election of the first LGBTI mayor in Colombia; training the first transgender elected officials ever elected in Ecuador, Peru and (soon) Honduras and arranging the first public presentation on the situation of LGBTI indigenous people at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
Carlos Querol Aragón
Secretary of the Board of Directors of AACDO.
His last years have been dedicated to civil and criminal defense in matters of human rights. Currently Secretary of the Board of Directors of AACDO.
Director and presenter of the program CONTIGO INSIDE CADENA SER.
She worked for more than 20 years in television as a reporter, a work that combined with writing on a blog in which she set The Sphere of Books because of its high sexual content absolutely explicit. She published "On two heels" in early 2014, where she recounted the fantasies of women who stopped dreaming about being princesses and wrote the format and script of a radio program that talked about sexual diversity without restrictions and without judgments. With you Inside is that program, on air from April of 2015 after a preheating in the waves the summer of 2014. "Here it comes very well fucked" was its second literary incursion absolutely failed by express desire of the publisher. She writes in El País the blog Nibbles and heels where she puts on the table topics about sexuality that are not always there and are not expected. Mother, wife and lover in the same overflowing proportion and openly bisexual.
Fernando Alberto Barbosa Dos Santos Rodrigues
Anthropologist, associate professor at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM).
Anthropologist, associate professor at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). PhD in the Doctoral Program of Feminist and Gender Studies, Institute of Feminist Research / Faculty of Political Science and Sociology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Research line: diversity, migration, interculturality, gender and postcolonialism. His field work has taken place in Africa (Republic of Cape Verde), and in Europe (Madrid, London).
His publications include Barbosa, F., Maisonave, A., (2013), "OIF Development Fund and IDF - IOM Development Fund". International Organization for Migration, and Ministry for the Communities of Cape Verde, and UNWomen; Barbosa, Rodrigues, F. (2008), "Public spaces in the city of Madrid as an area of construction of intercultural coexistence", Observatory of Migrations and Intercultural Coexistence of the City of Madrid, Citizenship.
Psychologist and Sexologist specialized in Lgtbi population.
Psychologist and Sexologist specialized in Lgtbi population. Founder of Sexological Counseling in Cogam Madrid for five years, where to carry out a sexual counseling service and individual couple as well as various group work activities. Private practice of the profession as a Psychologist and Sexologist of Diversity. Individual and couple therapist and group trainer with both general population and Lgtbi.
Miguel Castro is the Lead for Culture and Identity for the SAP Global Diversity and Inclusion Office at SAP.
He has overall responsibility for issues concerning culture and ethnicity, as well as all topics related to the LGBT community. He is also the key contact for SAP’s 80+ Employee Network Groups. Miguel has also led Employee Networks in different organizations and is a recognized expert within the LGBT community in the corporate world, being the co-founder and coordinator of REDI, the Business Network for LGBTI Diversity and Inclusion in Spain.