Madrid Summit Moderators
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).
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.
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.
Assistant secretary in Policies of Sexual Diversity at Santa Fe Government and vice president of the Argentine LGBT Federation.
Assistant secretary in Policies of Sexual Diversity at Santa Fe Government and vice president of the Argentine LGBT Federation. Responsible for designing and implementing public policies aimed to promote inclusion and LGBTI equality, marked in the actions of the Secretariat of Social Policies at the provincial Ministry of Social Development.
Parliamentary Secretary of the Socialist Party. Director in the XIV International Congress of Educating Cities and Coordinator of Social Communication. Editor and coordinator in the Public Policy program in the LGBT Citizenship Plan on the Gender Identity Law.
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".
Expert on Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights and International Cooperation.
Expert on Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights and International Cooperation. Researcher at the Carlos III University of Madrid and Academic Coordinator of the Expert Title on Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights and International Cooperation.
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.
LGBT rights activist.
One of the founders and Chairperson of Mozaika, the only LGBT organisation in Latvia and President of EPOA - European Pride Organiser’s Association, licensor of EuroPride. The last 10 years she has worked in the field of Human and LGBT Rights and has served on the board of the organisations since its foundation. Garina is an expert in LGBTI rights, freedom of assembly and public LGBTI events security in Eastern and Central Europe region. She was one of the Co-Chairs of EuroPride 2015 - Riga.
She leads the practice of Diversity in Talengo, becoming in recent years the signing of a reference in the strategic management of diversity in the search for managers, leadership advice and advice to councils.
She leads the practice of Diversity in Talengo, becoming in recent years the signing of a reference in the strategic management of diversity in the search for managers, leadership advice and advice to councils. She began her professional career in the area of selection and evaluation in an international consultancy, coordinating teams in Madrid and Barcelona. In 2011, she joined Talengo to develop the practice of diversity in its three key dimensions, gender, culture and generational. Under her leadership, Talengo has developed diversity management projects based on the organizational diagnosis provided by a diversity audit. She has created diversity committees, has formed ambassadors for diversity and has developed projects of cultural transformation from the inclusive leadership model. She has also accompanied the executives in their international trajectory, sensitizing them in the different ways of doing business and in a correct adaptation to the culture of the destination country, to guarantee the success of the international operations.
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.
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.
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.