Speakers Madrid Summit
Frank van Dalen
Vice-President of InterPride and co-chair of InterPrides Human Rights Committee. He is also chair of Pride United.
Van Dalen used to be chair of COC Netherlands and the Gay Pride in Amsterdam. He is chair of the LGBTI workgroup of Liberal International. In recent years he has visited prides around the world, including those in Europe and the USA, but also in Uganda, Cuba, many prides in Eastern Europe and Hong Kong. He is involved in several international LGBTI campaigns.
Diane Rodríguez Zambrano
Psychologist and transgender activist in defense of human rights for LGBTI people, women, afros, indigenous people, children and people with disabilities.
Psychologist and transgender activist in defense of human rights for LGBTI people, women, indigenous people, children and people with disabilities. She is an activist who has participated in several social achievements in Ecuador such as the promotion of the Youth Law. She was the founder of the Asociación Silueta X, which helped achieve the right to Civil Unions and Gender on IDs for transsexual people, and successfully brought a lawsuit against a media outlet for discrimination against the LGBTI Community.
She has also worked on the first trans children’s story in Ecuador, and given visibility to family diversity during her husband’s pregnancy. She successfully made the first registration of a name with maternal surnames in Ecuador thanks to the law that helped put in place. She was nominated for the David Kato Awards in 2014 and as one of the best activists in 2016 for Front Line Defenders. She is currently the president of the Ecuadorian Federation of LGBTI Organizations and is the first LGBTI openly transsexual to be elected as a member of Congress.
Born in 1992 in Picardie. He graduates from the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris and continues his studies at the School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences. In 2013, he directed the collective work Pierre Bourdieu. L'insoumission en patrimoine (PUF), author who is a source of inspiration for the young writer. In 2014, publishes To end with Eddy Bellegueule, published in Spain by Salamandra, an autobiographical novel received with enthusiasm by the critic and translated to more than twenty languages. His latest novel, Historia de la violencia (Seuil 2016) tells the story of an encounter that ends in aggression. In it, the author proposes a history of violence, its origins, its reasons and its causes.
Anna Bastín Löwgren
Wine Development and Sourcing Manager at Altia www.altiagroup.com
Wine Development and Sourcing Manager responsible for True Colours cava project at Altia Corporation. Anna has a master degree of international business administration and is also trained sommelier with a passion for corporate social responsibility topics. She has been working in the wine business for 9 years in Sweden and for the last 4,5 years she has been working for Altia as a wine buyer for Altia’s own brands wine portfolio destined the markets in the Nordics and Baltics. Anna is also a member of Altia’s Corporate Responsibility working group.
Coordinator of educational and youth area of Positive Support.
Educational and youth coordinator of Apoyo Positivo. Psychologist and Sexologist, since 2005 she has developed her professional work in the area of Sexology in the social sector and in the NGO environment, carrying out functions in the field of program management, training and teaching, education, and sexual and couple counseling in entities such as the Sexpol Foundation, the Young Center for Contraception and Sexuality in Madrid or UNAF. She has worked for the promotion of sexual and reproductive education, health and rights with vulnerable groups such as youths, women, immigrants and LGBTI people. She was part of the team that started a sexual health center for young people in INJUVE.
Inter/national Solidarity manager in Korean Sexual-minority Culture and Rights Center, Committee member on Rainbow Action against Sexual minority Discrimination
Candy Darim Yun is an Inter/national Solidarity manager in Korean Sexual-minority Culture and Rights Center. She started her movement from the full-time activist of Sexual minority committee of Democratic Labor’s Party at 2006. After that, she co-founded and worked at the “Korean Transgender Activist Group Jirung-e” for 5 years which was the first trans rights group in Korea.
Yun worked aggressively with the agreement of necessity in Trans rights movement as a project manager in “Transgender patchwork project” and cofounded “Salim Health Cooperative”. Currently, she is working for the hosting first Pride house in Asia which is the welcoming venue for LGBT athletes who visits the country when the global sports events happen.”
Amaranta Gómez Regalado
Indigenous muxhe, activist and social anthropologist. Originally from the city of Juchitán de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Indigenous muxhe, activist and social anthropologist. Originally from the city of Juchitán de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, Mexico. Social activist for over 15 years at local, regional and international levels in Health, Sexuality, ancestral gender identities, human rights and Cultural promotion. Former regional secretariat muxhe / trans ILGA-LAC, for Latin America and the Caribbean. Current regional coordinator of the International Secretariat for Indigenous and Afro-descendant People on HIV / AIDS, Sexuality and Human Rights. Co-Chair of the International Trans.
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.
Social educator with over 40 years experience and Honorary President of the General Council of Colleges of Educators and Social Educators. President and Founder of the Foundation 26 de Diciembre with a pioneering project of psycho-social and socioeducational Center of care for LGTB elders in Madrid. Member of the Sectorial Council of Older People of the City of Madrid. Expert in Childhood Policy and in Drug Addiction and HIV / AIDS.
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.
City Council Member, Besiktas Municipality, Istanbul.
LGBTI Human Rights activist who became a city council member of Besiktas Municipality in Istanbul and the first openly LGBTI politician elected to a position in Turkey. Founder and a core member of the International Relations Commission and the Academical Research Commission of Lambdaistanbul LGBTI Solidarity Association (2010-2014). The first chairwoman to take part in the foundation of the Social Policies Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Studies Association (SPoD) in 2011.
She established the Equality Unit in Besiktas Municipality in order to develop and implement local policies on minority rights, women’s rights and refugee rights. Cakmak further founded the Women Solidarity Center to help the victims of domestic violence. She also participated in the establishment of the International Relations Directorate at Besiktas Municipality.
Business Administration and Management Graduate by the Autonomous University of Madrid
Business Administration and Management Graduate by the Autonomous University of Madrid, he has worked at PriceWaterhouse Coopers and is currently in charge of Organizational Architecture within AXA Spain where he led the LGTB pillar, one of the 5 pillars of AXA Spain's Diversity.