Speakers Madrid Summit
Jorge de Pául de la Iglesia
Born on June 25, 1997, in Madrid, having studied at the Claret School in Madrid and the Wilson's Hospital School in Ireland. He started university in 2015, as a student of Political Science and sociology. During the first year, in January of 2016, between students he founded the association LGBTQ + of the university. In the last course is when he started with activism, giving lectures in colleges or university, in different themes as hate crimes or conferences on Queer Theory, one of his main topics of interest. He is currently vice-president of the association UC3M LGBTQ +, student, delegate, and half of the Invertidxs project, with which they pretend to make youtube a more communication channel for activism.
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.
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.
Ambassador of the Dutch Gay Pride 2017
Souad Boumedien (42) works as a Sergeant for the Dutch National Police Force in Amsterdam. She is of Moroccan decent, Muslim and elected to be Ambassador for the Dutch Gay Pride 2017. According to her, her sexual orientation does not conflict with her faith in the Islam: “The freedom to be gay, bi or transgender is increasingly seen as the same freedom to be religious”. Souad is one of the initiators of the “Moroccan float” that participated in the 2016 Gay Pride in Amsterdam and gave a platform to participants with Moroccan roots.
Indian Filmmaker, Activist and Festival Director - INDIA.
Filmmaker, writer, activist and festival director. He has consistently strived to give a voice to social issues in India through his films, writings and public speaking for over two decades. His award winning films The Pink Mirror, Yours Emotionally, 68 Pages, Project Bolo, Purple Skies and Breaking Free present hard-hitting social issues with warmth, compassion and humor; and are at the forefront of India’s emergent queer cinema movement.
He is the Founder Festival Director of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival and FLASHPOINT Human Rights Film Festival, both of which have given a cinematic voice to marginalized communities. One of the Grand Marshals of Montreal Pride 2016. He has figured in the list of ‘Global List of LGBT Influencers’ by BFI Flare, UK; ‘5 most influential gay & lesbian Indians’ by Pink Pages, India; and ‘21 heroes changing LGBTI Asia for the better’ by Asia LGBT Milestone Awards, Hong Kong.
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).
Responsible for children's policies in the Madrid Committee.
Responsible for children's policies at the Madrid Committee. He has developed his professional career in the field of promotion and defense of children's rights, both in international cooperation and humanitarian action programs, and in the promotion of local childhood policies in Spain. He holds a degree in Political Science with a specialization in international relations from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and postgraduate training in international cooperation.
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.
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/
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.
Maria Von Känel
General Manager Swiss Rainbow Families Association and Co-secretary European Lesbian* Conference.
General Manager Swiss Rainbow Families Association and Co-secretary European Lesbian* Conference. Maria von Känel is founder and coordinator of the International Family Equality Day (IFED), General Manager of the Swiss Rainbow Families Association and co-founder and co-secretary of the European Lesbian* Conference. The Council of Europe recognises IFED as an important tool to combat homo- and transphobia and to promote a tolerant and cohesive society. Maria has been in a registered partnership since 2007, when Swiss law first started recognising same-sex partnerships.