Speakers Madrid Summit
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.
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.
Parliamentary Advisor in Legislatura de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires.
Parliamentary Advisor in Legislatura de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, writer, journalist and poet. Activist in favor of LGBTIQ rights since 1984 integrating the Argentinian Homosexual Community and in 1991 as founder of Gays DC (organization with which he was one of the conveners of the First March of Pride in Buenos Aires). In 1995 he founded ACT-UP Buenos Aires and in 1997 DAG: Deportistas Argentinos Gays.
Author of "Deseo, palabras en el viento”; "Palabra y pluma - textos políticos y otras mariconadas"; "12 Poemas Crudos" .... Co-scriptwriter of the documentary "El puto unforgettable. Life of Carlos Jáuregui "
Juul van Hoof
Program manager on LGBTI issues at MOVISIE, the Netherlands Centre for Social Development.
Program manager on LGBTI issues at MOVISIE, the Netherlands Centre for Social Development. Van Hoof advises and supports local authorities in developing and implementing LGBTI inclusive policies, advising policy makers and NGO’s and building local coalitions.
She has worked in many LGBT projects on the intersectionality of identities and local LGBTI policies. Currently, she is the founder and coordinator of the Rainbow Cities Network (33 international cities in 15 countries with an active and explicit LGBT policy).
Former Prime Minister of Iceland.
Former Prime Minister of Iceland, member of the the Icelandic Parliament for 35 years. She was Minister of Social Affairs, Insurance and Housing for 9 years and Prime Minister for 4 years before she retired in 2013. She is married to Jónína Leosdóttir, writer and former journalist Their relationship began in 1985 and when the couple later married, Sigurðardóttir became the first leader in the world to have a same-sex partner.
Visual activist/ photographer. Co-founded the Forum for Empowerment of Women (FEW) in 2002, and in 2009 founded Inkanyiso (www.inkanyiso.org).
Visual activist/ photographer. Co-founded the Forum for Empowerment of Women (FEW) in 2002, and in 2009 founded Inkanyiso (www.inkanyiso.org), a forum for queer and visual (activist) media. Muholi’s self-proclaimed mission is ‘to re-write a black queer and trans visual history of South Africa for the world to know of their resistance and existence at the height of hate crimes in SA and beyond’. Muholi studied Advanced Photography at the Market Photo Workshop in Newtown, Johannesburg, and in 2009 completed an MFA: Documentary Media at Ryerson University, Toronto. Muholi is an Honorary Professor at the University of the Arts/Hochschule für Künste Bremen, Germany.
Muholi has won numerous awards including the ICP Infinity Award for Documentary and Photojournalism (2016); Africa'Sout! Courage and Creativity Award (2016); the Outstanding International Alumni Award from Ryerson University (2016); the Fine Prize for an emerging artist at the 2013 Carnegie International; a Prince Claus Award (2013); the Index on Censorship - Freedom of Expression art award (2013); and the Casa Africa award for best female photographer and a Fondation Blachère award at Les Rencontres de Bamako biennial of African photography (2009). Muholi is listed as one of the 2016 ArtReview’s Power 100.
Teacher. PhD in Philology. Secretary of Women, Equality and Social Policy at the CCOO Federation for Education.
She has always combined her union work with her involvement in the feminist movement. Her work has focused on the reflection and practice of co-education, the defense of women's labour rights and against discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Since joining FECCOO, one of her main goals has been the requirement of an inclusive and co-educational practice at schools, creating didactic material for teacher training, publishing articles, and promoting public policies favouring the equality . She has coordinated the Gender Equality Observatory at Union Foundation of Studies (foundation of CCOO of Madrid).
Ana Pérez Curiel
Master and Degree in Sciences of the physical activity and sports.
Teacher and Sport Sciences graduate. She currently works as a Physical Education teacher in a Secondary School and is working on a PhD in Sport Sciences in the Department of Physical Education, Sports and Human Motricity at the UAM. Additionally she has worked as a Scout in “Construir un mundo mejor”, ASDE-Scouts of Spain, since 2005. By carrying out all her work by using Gender as a subject of learning, research, interest and a standard for equality, she has joined the struggle for equality for LGTBIQ people, especially by treating Scouting as a non-formal education movement to promote visibility, awareness, pedagogy and activism.
José Luis Pedreira
Doctor in medicine. Specialist in pediatrics and psychiatry. Psychotherapist accredited by FEAP, ICOMEM and World Council of Psychotherapist.
Doctor in medicine. Specialist in pediatrics and psychiatry. Psychotherapist accredited by FEAP, ICOMEM and World Council of Psychotherapist. Professor Tutor of UNED. He has always worked as a Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist for children and adolescents. Co-director of the University Unit of Mental Health of children, adolescents and young adult of the Hospital La Luz of Madrid. Advisor to Fundación Daniela. He has directed 9 PhD theses. He has been awarded the Research Prize by the Royal Academy of Medicine, the National Psychosocial Research Prize in 2000 and the International Research Prize of IOCIM. He has published in more than 50 books of his specialty and more than 250 works in Scientific Journals of his specialty.
Head of Global Marketing Planning EU & Director German United in Pride Lead on eBay.
Head of Global Marketing Planning EU & Director German United in Pride Lead on eBay. He joined eBay in Berlin 12 years ago and is currently director of the European Marketing plan for all eBay digital channels and also directs the eBay LGBT group in Germany: "United in Pride". Carlos is a telecommunications engineer and holds an MBA from IESE.
Executive director of the Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany LSVD/Hirschfeld Eddy Foundation HES.
Executive director of the Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany LSVD/Hirschfeld Eddy Foundation HES. Jetz has been working there since 1995, firstly as LSVD’s press spokesperson in Cologne and Berlin. Since 2004 as LSVD’s director and since 2007 he has been working as the executive director of LSVD’s human rights foundation, the Hirschfeld Eddy Foundation.
Before joining LSVD he worked as a journalist for Latin American issues, as a translator for Spanish and Latin American literature, with a Central American Tourism office and in a media watch project with the Heinrich Böll Foundation.
Heritage manager & LGBTQI campaigner
Heritage manager & LGBTQI campaigner who works for the Liberal Jewish movement UK and is a campaigner for faith related LGBTQI+ issues. Knaan is the founder and manager of the landmark Heritage Lottery Fund supported projects Rainbow Jews, Twilight People and most recently Rainbow Pilgrims. He organised the 1st UK Trans & Faith Symposium at the University of Warwick in 2016.
A proud member of the Stonewall Trans Advisory Group, and actively involved in the Global Interfaith Network GIN SSOGIEs. He is a non-binary trans activist from a mixed heritage and blogs on LGBTQI+ and faith issues for Jewish News UK. He’s been involved in the AHRC funded project Ritual Reconstructed and co-produced Through a Queer Lens, an Arts Council England supported portrait exhibition by Ajamu and The Jewish Museum London.
Shaan was hailed as one of the young Jewish queer pioneers by Haaretz for Tel Aviv Pride 2014. He has worked for over two decades as educator, performance artist and project coordinator with numerous international organisations including Sydney Western University.