WorldPride Madrid 2017
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Madrid Summit Moderators

Paco Tomás

Paco Tomás

Journalist, writer, screenwriter and director of "Wisteria Lane", LGTBI program of RNE. Columnist...
Álvaro Ros

Álvaro Ros

resident of It Gets Better España. President of It Gets Better España, an NGO that fights against bullying...
Eduardo Gestido

Eduardo Gestido

Activist. Young activist for the LGTBI rights , specialized in the struggle for the transsexual people...
Paula Ibañez

Paula Ibañez

Jurist. Jurist (International Protection, Gender Violence and Criminal Law). Attorney specializing in...
Marta Garchitorena

Marta Garchitorena

Trainer and adviser in education, gender and diversity. Graduated in Sociology by the UCM and graduated...
Ben Owen

Ben Owen

Activist, International Inclusive/Gay Rugby Community. Activist, International Inclusive/Gay Rugby Community....
Isabel García

Isabel García

Deputy of Equality at Diputación of Valencia. She was born in Las Palmas de G.C. 48 years ago. After...
Carlos Querol Aragón

Carlos Querol Aragón

Secretary of the Board of Directors of AACDO. His last years have been dedicated to civil and criminal...
Dau García Dauder

Dau García Dauder

Social Psychologist Social Psychologist, social psychology professor at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos...
Carlos Jiménez Renjifo

Carlos Jiménez Renjifo

Desk Officer for Spain and Andorra of the UN Regional Information Centre for Western Europe. Since...
Chris Noone

Chris Noone

National LGBT Federation Chair of Research & Policy Psychologist and activist based in Galway on the...
Maria Caterina La Barbera

Maria Caterina La Barbera

Law Professor at the Universidad Nebrija in Madrid. Law Professor at the Universidad Nebrija in Madrid....
  • Paco Tomás
  • Álvaro Ros
  • Eduardo Gestido
  • Paula Ibañez
  • Marta Garchitorena
  • Ben Owen
  • Isabel García
  • Carlos Querol Aragón
  • Dau García Dauder
  • Carlos Jiménez Renjifo
  • Chris Noone
  • Maria Caterina La Barbera
  • Paco Tomás

    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.


  • Álvaro Ros

    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.


  • Eduardo Gestido

    Activist.

    Young activist for the LGTBI rights , specialized in the struggle for the transsexual people in the Canary Islands. His interest in volunteering and empathizing with the community is because it is his struggle as well. He began his reassignment path more than twelve years ago. He was the coordinator of the first support group for trans boys from Tenerife and is currently a member of the first association of transsexual people in the Canaries (Aperttura association), which belongs to the Platform for Trans rights, with whom he went to the European Parliament to defend The rights of the trans collective in the islands. From We have participated in the area of Equality and LGTBI, and in the Young Circle of Tenerife.


  • Paula Ibañez

    Jurist.

    Jurist (International Protection, Gender Violence and Criminal Law). Attorney specializing in international protection, gender violence and criminal law. She is currently an instructor in the Office of Asylum and Refuge of Spain.


  • Marta Garchitorena

    Trainer and adviser in education, gender and diversity.

    Graduated in Sociology by the UCM and graduated in Social and Cultural Anthropology (UB, 2002). Master's in "Affective-Sexual Education" (UAH, 2008) and "Empowerment and leadership of women in development projects" (AECID, 2012). She has participated as a researcher in the report "Youth LGTB" (FELGTB, 2009) and "Homophobic school bullying and risk of suicide" (COGAM-FELGTB, 2012), has made formations for Syracuse University, UR, UCM, UA, between Other and various entities and municipalities. Since 2012, she is responsible for the social initiative area of the Madrid cooperative, advising and coordinating projects on awareness raising and training on education, gender and diversity.

  • Ben Owen

    Activist, International Inclusive/Gay Rugby Community.

    Activist, International Inclusive/Gay Rugby Community. Former Secretary General of the European Parliament Rugby Union Intergroup; Deputy Coordinator of Union Cup 2015 and 2017, the Europe’s largest Inclusive Rugby Tournament.

    As part of his work he has worked with national rugby federations to sign anti-discrimination agreements, introduce training for coaches and referees, launch awareness campaigns and look to form a model at an institutional level for tackling discrimination in rugby, that can be followed by other sports where LGBT+phobia is sadly more prominent.

    The Union Cup 2017 is the largest sporting component for the World Pride Madrid 2017. Europe’s largest inclusive rugby tournament was this year hosted by the Madrid Titanes RFC from 28-30 April and saw more than 1000 players and supporters from 30 different European teams participate in a 3 day event across the city. This year the Madrid Titanes took the unprecedented step of inviting South Africa’s Jozi Cats, the only inclusive rugby team in Africa, to the European tournament in recognition of the hard work they are doing on the continent and to help raise their visibility at home.


  • Isabel García

    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.

  • 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.


  • Dau García Dauder

    Social Psychologist

    Social Psychologist, social psychology professor at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid. Much of their active and investigative activity is centered on the struggles against the violence of the sex / gender doubles. They collaborated with OII at its inception (International Organization of Intersexuales), translating texts into Spanish, and accompanied support groups with different intersexual variations. He has published several materials on intersexualities: on the representation of intersexuality in the media (in the book Cartografías del cuerpo, 2014, ed. Cátedra), on the effects of the change of name "intersex a DSD" (in Bodies and Differences , In the magazine Intereses), or on psychosocial care in intersexual variations (in the journal Universitas Psychologica).


  • 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.

  • Chris Noone

    National LGBT Federation Chair of Research & Policy

    Psychologist and activist based in Galway on the West coast of Ireland. He is Chair of the Research and Policy Sub-Committee of the National LGBT Federation. He has also contributed to the Yes Equality campaign, to the development of the first LGBT Staff Network at the National University of Ireland and he is a member of the administration group for Bi+ Ireland.

    Noone holds a PhD from NUI Galway and a masters from the University of Leiden. He has contributed research on a wide range of topics broadly related to wellbeing including the cognitive effects of mindfulness, citizen consultation for the design of well-being measures, financial stress in dairy farmers, emotional intelligence in pregnant women, and sexual counselling for patients in cardiac rehabilitation.


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  • Maria Caterina La Barbera

    Law Professor at the Universidad Nebrija in Madrid.

    Law Professor at the Universidad Nebrija in Madrid. PhD in Human Rights from the University of Palermo, Italy. She has experience in teaching and researching at institutions such as the University of California-Berkeley, the Center for Political and Constitutional Studies; And the Carlos III University of Madrid. Her line of research encompasses critical studies of law and public policy and addresses human rights at the intersection between gender equality and cultural diversity, and the material and discursive conflicts that are articulated around these two fundamental axes. She has numerous publications in magazines and chapters of books on these subjects. She is the author of the monograph "Multicentered Feminism" and has edited the volumes "Identity and Migration in Europe" and "Equality of gender and non discrimination in Spain".


  • Paco Tomás
  • Álvaro Ros
  • Eduardo Gestido
  • Paula Ibañez
  • Marta Garchitorena
  • Ben Owen
  • Isabel García
  • Carlos Querol Aragón
  • Dau García Dauder
  • Carlos Jiménez Renjifo
  • Chris Noone
  • Maria Caterina La Barbera
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