Madrid Summit Moderators
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".
Deputy of Equality at Diputación of Valencia.
She was born in Las Palmas de G.C. 48 years ago. After living 11 years in Barcelona today and 13 live in Valencia where she is Deputy PSOE in the Diputación of Valencia managing the areas of Equality, Youth and Sports. LGBT activist and feminist since memory (1995 approx.) And has taken her activism to politics as Secretary LGTB of the PSPV-PSOE since 2012.
Martina González Veiga
Psychologist specialized in sexual and gender diversity, sexologist and couple therapist. Dedicated to scientific divulgation until in 2011 she decides to found her own Center of Sexology Con Mucho Gusto! In the city of Santiago de Compostela. Graduate in Psychology in the specialty of Clinic by the USC, accredited as General Sanitary Psychologist, Master of Sexology, Sexual and Couple Therapy by the Kaplan Institute and the Andalusian Institute of Psychology and Sexology, Graduate in Sexual and Couple Growth, Specialist in Intervention and Psychological Accompaniment in Sexual and Gender Diversity. Member of the International Society of Specialists in Sexology (SISEX). Member of the Division of Clinical and Health Psychology of the General Council of Psychology of Spain. Member of the Galician Association of Communication of Scientific and Technological Culture (AGC CCT). Collaborator of various media, for two years she has a fixed section in the Galician public radio (RTVG).
Dra. Ana García-Arroyo
Dra. Ana García-Arroyo
She holds a doctorate in English philology and post graduated in postcolonial literature and culture studies. Specialized writer in Indian civilization with works on the sexual alternatives of India or the history of the women in the country, among others. She is also a literature professor at the Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona.
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.
Prof. Titular de Lógica y Filosofía de la Ciencia
Logic and Philosophy of Science Professor at the UAM. He has developed his research in Logic and Theory of Computation, fields in which he has published as much articles of investigation as books and manuals. More recently he has devoted his attention to the political structure of the Network and the study of the behavior of social networks designing tools that analyze the homophobic language in them.
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.
resident of It Gets Better España.
President of It Gets Better España, an NGO that fights against bullying and works for young LGBT + who suffer from bullying, lack of acceptance of their environment, or lack of self-acceptance. Álvaro is an engineer, a political scientist and an MBA from IE Busines School. He works as fundraising director for a Foundation and is a regular contributor to Amnesty International.
Social Entrepreneur. Founder of Actuable.
Social Entrepreneur. Founder of Actuable. He is currently working on his next project in which he wants to articulate a new vision on the future for the Spanish economy based on the development of talent through education, science and entrepreneurship. His goal is to contribute to make Spain a source of employment and talent for all. On September 2010 he founded Actuable.es, the fastest growing petition platform in history; Technological start-up. Actuable joined Change.org in May 2012. Francisco Polo became director of Change.org in 2011 in Spain. Platform of petitions of the world. Later, he created the campaign "Say no to cluster bombs" with which he managed to end the manufacture of these illegal weapons in Spain.
Awarded as "Entrepreneur of the Year" by Emprendedores magazine, the Entrepreneurial Talent Award from the financial newspaper CincoDías or the Baeza Diversa award, given to people who have contributed to the defense and promotion of LGTB rights.
Carlos Jiménez Renjifo
Desk Officer for Spain and Andorra of the UN Regional Information Centre for Western Europe.
Since 2004, He is the Desk Officer for Spain and Andorra in the UN Regional Information Centre for Western Europe (UNRIC) in Brussels. He began my UN career in 1984 in New York Headquarters, in the Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General. From 1987 to 1992, He was the Reference Assistant and later the Information Assistant at the newly created UN Information Center in Madrid (UNIC). Between 1992 and 1994, he was the Information Assistant and Spokesperson for Europe of the Geneva-based Regional Office for Europe of the United Nations Programme. In 1994, He returned to UNIC-Madrid, where He took over the post of National Officer and Officer-in- Charge, until 2003. He studied journalism at the School of Communications of American University in Washington and was a correspondent of EFE, Spanish News Agency. He was born in Lima, Peru.
Isidro García Nieto
Social worker and sex and couple therapist.
Social worker and sex and couples therapist. Co-founder and Manager of Fundación Daniela. Professor in Fundación Sexpol's Master in Sexology and Gender. Since 2005 he has also developed his work in the LGTBI Program of the Ministry of Social Affairs in the Community of Madrid (PIAHT). He is an LGBTI member of the Comisiones Obreras union and one of its representatives at the European forums on sexual diversity in the workplace.
He is also a member of the Diversity and Gender Association and co-founder of SAVI (Service of Attention to Intra-Gender Violence). Awarded the collective pen in the year 2013 by FELGTB in recognition for his job in the LGTBI collective. He is a specialist in a wide variety of specialized interventions with the LGTB collective and author of several publications.
Lawyer and activist LGBTQI.
Lawyer and activist LGBTQI. President of the Association of Lawyers against Hate Crimes and director of the Eddy Foundation, the first shelter in Spain for lgtbphobic victims, aimed at young people suffering from violence in their family home for reasons of sexual orientation and gender identity, within a personal program of psychosocial and labor support. In 2012, he was elected Best Lawyer LGTBIQ in Washington, USA. He is the author of several socio-legal studies such as "Islamic World and Homosexuality. Sociological and juridical study", "The needs of the LGBT population in the municipality of Madrid" and "Corpus Jurídico de la familia homoparental".