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...
Ben Owen

Ben Owen

Activist, International Inclusive/Gay Rugby Community. Activist, International Inclusive/Gay Rugby Community....
Marta García-Valenzuela

Marta García-Valenzuela

She leads the practice of Diversity in Talengo, becoming in recent years the signing of a reference in...
Julio Gómez Caballero

Julio Gómez Caballero

Director of Trabajando en Positivo. Social Worker. Social worker with more than 15 years of experience...
Jesus López Gil

Jesus López Gil

Practice lawyer specialized in Human Rights and social activist. Practice lawyer specialized in Human...
Esteban Paulon

Esteban Paulon

Assistant secretary in Policies of Sexual Diversity at Santa Fe Government and vice president of the...
Dra. Ana García-Arroyo

Dra. Ana García-Arroyo

Dra. Ana García-Arroyo She holds a doctorate in English philology and post graduated in postcolonial...
Marisa Revilla Blanco

Marisa Revilla Blanco

Sociologist. Full-time Professor at University. Sociologist. Full-time Professor at University. Department...
Carlos Querol Aragón

Carlos Querol Aragón

Secretary of the Board of Directors of AACDO. His last years have been dedicated to civil and criminal...
Luis Abolafia

Luis Abolafia

Director of International Programs, Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute. Director of International Programs,...
Maria Caterina La Barbera

Maria Caterina La Barbera

Law Professor at the Universidad Nebrija in Madrid. Law Professor at the Universidad Nebrija in Madrid....
Marta Garchitorena

Marta Garchitorena

Trainer and adviser in education, gender and diversity. Graduated in Sociology by the UCM and graduated...
  • Paco Tomás
  • Ben Owen
  • Marta García-Valenzuela
  • Julio Gómez Caballero
  • Jesus López Gil
  • Esteban Paulon
  • Dra. Ana García-Arroyo
  • Marisa Revilla Blanco
  • Carlos Querol Aragón
  • Luis Abolafia
  • Maria Caterina La Barbera
  • Marta Garchitorena
  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Marta García-Valenzuela

    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.


    @martagvalenzuel

  • 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.


    @TrabenPositivo Trabajando en Positivo Coordinadora @trabenpositivo

  • Jesus López Gil

    Practice lawyer specialized in Human Rights and social activist.

    Practice lawyer specialized in Human Rights and social activist. Member of the Board at the Association of Lawyers against Hate Crimes and worker in the Movement against Intolerance.


  • Esteban Paulon

    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.


    @epaulonlgbt Esteban.Paulon

  • 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.


  • Marisa Revilla Blanco

    Sociologist. Full-time Professor at University.

    Sociologist. Full-time Professor at University. Department of Sociology I (Social Change). Complutense University of Madrid. She is currently director of this department. Previously, she has been Director at the Center for Latin American Studies and International Cooperation (CeALCI) of the Carolina Foundation (September 2008 - March 2012) and Vocal Adviser in the Cabinet of Government Presidency (July 2004-August 2008). PhD in Political Science and Sociology from the Complutense University (1993) with the thesis titled: ... And everything that moves us unites us? Social movement, identity and meaning: contemporary experiences in R.F.A. And Chile.

    Her main research interests are focused on problems of collective action, social movements and democratic participation, with special interest in gender issues and inequality. She has published several publications in Spanish and Latin American magazines on these subjects and has edited the following books: NGOs and Politics. Details of a relationship (2002, Madrid: Istmo Ediciones); Infancy, youth and migrations: A look for international cooperation (2011, Madrid: Siglo XXI / Carolina Foundation) and Round Trips. Networks, migration and development (2012, Madrid: Books of the Cataract).


  • 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.


  • Luis Abolafia

    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.


    @abolafialuis

  • 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".


  • 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.

  • Paco Tomás
  • Ben Owen
  • Marta García-Valenzuela
  • Julio Gómez Caballero
  • Jesus López Gil
  • Esteban Paulon
  • Dra. Ana García-Arroyo
  • Marisa Revilla Blanco
  • Carlos Querol Aragón
  • Luis Abolafia
  • Maria Caterina La Barbera
  • Marta Garchitorena
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