Speakers Madrid Summit
Diplomat, Human Rights. Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation in Spain.
Diplomat for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation in Spain. Graduate of Political Science and Administration by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She has worked at the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development and in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (MAEC), as well as the Spanish Embassies of Jamaica and Namibia. Since August 2016, she has been part of the team in the Human Rights Office of the MAEC, which deals with several themes and regions: non-discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity; the rights of children and youth; and the supervision of Human Rights in Europe and North America.
International news editor for the Washington Blade, which is the oldest LGBT newspaper in the U.S.
International news editor for the Washington Blade, which is the oldest LGBT newspaper in the U.S. since 2015. Lavers has reported from the U.S. Deep South, the United Nations, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Chile, the Netherlands, Israel, the West Bank and the Golan Heights, among other places. He has also appeared on Al Jazeera, BBC, WNYC and other English and Spanish-language media outlets to discuss LGBT-specific issues.
Activist and Director of KyivPride.
LGBTI activist since 2012. Since 2016 she has been an Executive Director of KyivPride - the biggest and most visible LGBTI event in Ukraine. Holds a PhD in Political Science from the Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University. In 2013-2017, she was actively involved in advocacy campaigns addressing the important subject of LGBTI rights protection within hate crimes legislation, as well as fighting the introduction of a "propaganda law" in Ukraine and raising visibility of LGBTI people in the country. Previously, she worked for 5 years in humanitarian response sphere, providing assistance to refugees and IDPs in Ukraine.
Director at Musolas Institute for Gender identity
Director at Musolas Institute for Gender identity and specialist in surgical sexual reassignment. International Doctorate cum laude in Medicine by the International University of Catalonia. Specialist in Plastic, Aesthetic and Reparative Surgery at the National University of Mexico
He has participated in 34 humanitarian missions in developing countries, has written 5 books and has participated in numerous surgical publications and videos.
Profesional de Recursos Humanos.
Professional in Human Resource specialized in talent attraction, change management processes and development programs. Responsible for the different talent attraction programs and the Diversity and Inclusion area of Vodafone.
With a degree in Psychology by the UCM and specialized in Educational Psychology by the UAM.
With a degree in Psychology by the UCM and specialized in Educational Psychology by the UAM, where he currently carries out his thesis on sexual diversity and gender and new technologies. He specializes in bullying and school life, where he has developed several projects during his training. Always interested in the confluence between education, activism and sexual and gender diversity, he has been participating in the UAMentiende student association since 2013, serving as secretary and currently president of the association.
Gopi Shankar Madurai
Student, Writer, Equal Rights Activist, Hindu Indigenous activist and Founder of Srishti Madurai LGBTQIA+ Student Volunteer Movement.
Student, Writer, Equal Rights Activist, Hindu Indigenous activist and Founder of Srishti Madurai LGBTQIA+ Student Volunteer Movement. 26 years old genderqueer student. Ze -the pronoun Madurai likes to use- is the founder of “Srishti Madurai”, a non-funded, not for profit student collective serves on the interrelations of Nature, Human & Society. Also rooted in Indic traditions of spirituality, Madurai was trained to be a Hindu Monk in Ramakrishna Math and Mission. Ze is the recipient of the Commonwealth Award (Youth Worker Asia regional finalist award 2016) from the Commonwealth Secretariat London. Madurai became the youngest candidate and first intersex person to contest Indian state assembly elections.
Ze is also a writer and scholar on Gender & Sexuality Rights and invited by Rajya Sabha members to witness and support Transgender Persons Rights Bill 2015. At present, Madurai is legally assisting the lawyers to challenge the Gender Testing Policies in Sports under International Association of Atheltic Federation (IAAF) and International Olympic Committee (IOC). Ze is also part of the panel on Theological Reader on Gender & Sexuality for National Council of Churches in India and one the trustee of Tamil Nadu Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes Sports Association and youngest panelist to share chair in University Grants Commission of India and Indian Council of Social Sciences Research (ICSSR). Madurai conducted more than 100 Seminars, Interactive sessions on Gender & Sexuality for 30000 students. Ze coined the regional Tamil terms for Genderqueer people & wrote the first book on Gender-Variants in Tamil. Madurai also organized Asia's first Genderqueer Pride Parade, taught Genderqueer Theory and Indian Culture to faculties of many renowned colleges and universities.
Jennifer Chang & Liza Dazol
Jennifer Chang, Exectuvie Producer of Out & Around y Director, eBay Greater Europe
Lisa Dazol, Excecutive Producer of Out & Around
When Jennifer Chang, now a business manager for eBay, and her current wife first fell in love, they vowed to follow a life of adventure. Jennifer had no idea that their promise would lead her to leave nine jobs, pick up a video camera and travel to fifteen countries through Asia, Africa and South America for one year.
Without any film experience, they bought a book on “How to Make a Documentary” and went in search of the people who are leading the movement for gay, lesbian and transgender equality. Their documentary captures the momentous changes occurring in the status of queer people around the world today. A film in partnership with the It Gets Better Project, the joint mission is to share stories of hope around the world.@outandaround OutandAround/
He is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, London and he is an internationally recognised human rights specialist. Jonathan has been involved in a number of important LGBT+ human rights cases.
He is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, London and he is an internationally recognised human rights specialist. Jonathan has been involved in a number of important LGBT+ human rights cases. These include the UK’s gays in the armed forces case, which established the right to serve for LGBT people before the European Court of Human Rights, as well as cases establishing equal treatment rights for trans people across the EU. Jonathan has written extensively on LGBT+ rights and he was one of the drafters of the UK Declaration of Rights of People Living With HIV/AIDS. More recently, Jonathan has assisted LGBT+ people in countries which criminalise homosexuality to bring legal challenges. He has been involved in cases in Belize, Kenya, Uganda, Jamaica and Indonesia, amongst others. As well as bringing cases to European courts, Jonathan has petitioned the UN, as well as the Inter- American system. He has also worked within the African human rights framework. In 2007, Jonathan was awarded an OBE from the British Queen for services to human rights. He tweets about LGBT+ human rights (amongst other things).
Juana Isabel López Bernal
Philosophy Professor at IES. PhD in Philosophy.
Philosophy Professor at IES. PhD in Philosophy. Member of the Decontra group, Permanent Research Seminar on the works of Jacques Derrida, on which she has made several publications and collaborated on research projects.
Reginaldo Agustín Nguema Mangue
Secretary of "Gays Africains Emigration".
Secretary of "Gays Africains Emigration" and original from Equatorial Guinea. He has a 40% disability in one leg and moved his residence to Spain, since childhood he has suffered bullying due to his disability.
Gynecologist in the Sexual and Reproductive Health Program for the City Council of Madrid.
Qualified and with experience in: contraception, sexology, epidemiology, cooperation and development, especially with minors and adolescents, migrants, LGTB, roma, disabled, and HIV affected populations, women in prostitution, etc. Ex- President of the Spanish Family Planning Federation (FPFE), member of the IPPF, and also member of its European Executive Committee (2005-08). Spokeswoman of the Platform “Decidir Nos Hace Libre”, focused on abortion (2012-2015). International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) Award for Outstanding Contributions to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, 2015.