Speakers Madrid Summit
Trainer and international activist specializing in Human Rights intersectionality and minorities.
Educator and international activist specializing in Human Rights, intersectionality and minorities. 30 years of experience in Roma activism, creator of the Baxtalo Blog. He works on issues related to decolonialism, identity and diversity. He tries, along with others, to create a political, progressive, intersectional, inclusive and decolonial ideological line that emerges from the Romn People. Currently working on creating the European LGBTIQ Roma Platform.
Previously serving in foreign affairs, politics, and the private sector.
Previously serving in foreign affairs, politics, and the private sector, Giese is now working to ensure OutRight maintains relationships with critical individuals and organizations that support their mission. In prior roles, he advocated for LGBTIQ rights at the US State Department, helped elect the second openly-gay Congressperson from Madison, WI (US Representative Mark Pocan) and curated global tours for LGBTIQ travelers.
Giese efforts to supporting Human Rights date back to forming the first Amnesty International chapter in his high school where he grew up outside of Minneapolis. Alongside his work at OutRight, he continues to publish GAYography, a weekly news brief and blog, to provide travelers with timely travel insights, connect them to news about LGBTIQ communities in different parts of the world, and provide opportunities to attend events to support LGBTIQ equality globally.
Director at Womantalent, journalist, executive brander and expert in Communication, Leadership, Personal Brand and New Technologies.
Director at Womantalent, journalist, executive brander and expert in Communication, Leadership, Personal Brand and New Technologies. She is the founder of Womantalent, a 2.0 network of professional women, entrepreneurs and leaders whose goal is to empower and make women visible as leaders. Columnist in LA RAZÓN, where she writes about Leadership 3.0 and has a own section of interviews with Women Leaders. She also has her own section of leadership in the program "Emprende" at RTVE and writes for TELVA on professional trends, as well as for other national and regional media. She is a mentor at the Universidad Internacional de la Rioja and a member committee at the Spanish Association of Interim Management.
Hispanic Philologist. Gema Baños Palacios studied Hispanic Studies.
Hispanic Philologist. She completed the Hispanic Studies: Spanish Language and Literature degree at the Autonomous University of Madrid, a master's degree in Literary Studies at the Complutense University of Madrid, and is currently studying the doctoral program of Literary Studies at the same University with research titled: Abolished body: autobiography and self-portrait in the creation of women in the 60s and 70s. She has participated as a communicator in congresses such as «IX Audem International Congress. Women of Letters: Pioneers in Art, Essay and Education "(UM, 2016)," III Conference on Literary Research: Breaking the barriers of the text "(UAM, 2016) and the" I International Congress of Young Investigators " (UCO, 2017).
Among her creative works are the collections of poems Morada y Plata (Ebediziones, 2013), Companeros del Crimen (Parallel Editions, 2014) and Thirty-six Women (The Tailor of Apollinaire, 2016). Her poems have appeared in magazines like Nayagua or Chéjere and in anthologies such as Nacer in another time (Renaissance, 2016) and Odyssey poetic (Legados, 2016).
Deputy of the City President of the Special Commission for Monitoring and Prevention of Institutional Violence.
Deputy of the City President of the Special Commission for Monitoring and Prevention of Institutional Violence. Co-author of the law Santa Fé Metro Station - Carlos Jáuregui.
Social Worker and Sociologist. Expert on male prostitution and HIV.
SSocial Worker and Sociologist. Expert on male prostitution and HIV. He began his professional career in 2004, specializing in male sex workers and people with HIV. He has experience in working in prostitution settings, where he has had the opportunity to maintain direct contact with the people involved. In 2007 he directed the first sociological study on male prostitution in Madrid. He has written many articles on the subject and often appears in the media as an expert. In 2011 he founded the NGO Imagina MÁS with a group of peers. The organisation carries out the care program for male and trans prostitution of the Madrid City Cancel since 2013. In 2016 he published his first book, La difícil vida fácil (Punto de vista editores) the first essay on male prostitution in Spain.
Doctor & Imam Ludovic-Mohamed ZAHED
Imam and Doctor in Anthropology and Psychology. Founder of the first european inclusive mosque and founder member of the Interfaith Network GIN-SSOGIE as well as the INIMuslim Internatiol Network. International coordinator of the CALEM until 2014. Member of Theologians' network living with HIV/AIDS.
Nominated for the queer muslim award in 2014 and One of the 3 French gay in 2012.
Part of the Project Team of the Asexual Visibility and Education Network.
Part of the Project Team of the Asexual Visibility and Education Network. His main work is spreading awareness of asexuality as a valid sexual orientation and helping to build an asexual community in different countries, as well as doing his best as an ally to the wider LGBTQ+ movement. Dore coordinates media requests for the Asexual Visibility and Education Network, and was one of the organisers of the International Asexuality conferences in London 2012 and Toronto 2014. More recently he has worked with the Office of National Statistics (UK) on the 2021 UK census.
Visual artist living in Madrid, her photographic training was carried out at Blankpaper (2010) and EFTI (Master of Contemporary Photography and Personal Projects, 2015/16). She has participated in collective exhibitions, such as Pa-ta-ta Festival, Granada (2017), "Hacia Donde Mirar", Madrid (2016/17) and "Fotoproyectos 13", Unonueve Gallery, Madrid (2016). Her work has been published in EXC! (2016) and has self- published "Woundedland" (2016) and Ignored Island (2017).
Co-chair of IGLYO.
Co-chair of IGLYO. Postgraduate psychodrama psychotherapy student, queer feminist and activist from Belgrade, Serbia. They hold a Bachelor degree in Andragogy (Adult education) and are an experienced youth worker and trainer. They have been mostly working with high school and university students, as well as adults and also have experience working with children who work and/or live on the streets. Joksimovic is member of ALTERO- Association for personal training, education, development and empowerment, and actively participates in its work, especially using forum theatre technique to tackle LGBTIQ issues and multiple forms of oppression.
She is one of the great promises of boxing, although she works like gardener.
One of the up and coming Spanish boxers, although she also works as a gardener. She is from Madrid, competes in the 57kg category and is currently preparing for the Spanish championship. She is one of the few national elite athletes to have come out of the closet to claim visibility and LGBTI rights.
Founder and director at URBANA TRANS.
Trans woman from Argentina and resident in Germany. Founder and director at URBANA TRANS, a group formed by more than 2000 international trans women, with the purpose in creating visibility of trans life to be aware of the issues of social exclusion and discrimination for trans people.