Speakers Madrid Summit
City councillor in Manchester in the North West of England.
City councillor in Manchester in the North West of England, representing the city centre including Manchester’s world famous Canal Street and Gay Village, a hub for the region’s LGBT+ community. Kevin served on the city council’s equality committee and spent two years as the city council’s Lead Member for LGBT+ issues, representing the community at the heart of decision making.
Since January 2015, Peel has also represented UK local government on the European Committee of the Regions: The EU’s assembly of local and regional representatives. He acts as a spokesperson for LGBT+ issues for the PES political group. He serves on the assembly’s committee responsible for European neighbourhood and external affairs and sits on the working group on Montenegro, the task force for Ukraine and the Eastern Partnership Forum. He uses his role to raise issues of Human Rights with local and regional politicians inside and outside the EU and with other EU institutions.
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.
Ruth Vargas Rincón
Anthropologist, with master's degree in Cultural Studies and Doctorate in Humanities.
Anthropologist, with master's degree in Cultural Studies and Doctorate in Humanities. She has participated in various socio-cultural studies, focusing on the reconstruction of memories related to political and social conflicts, with a gender focus. She has also worked for several years on youth issues, paying special attention to the relations between the public sphere, body and regulation / resistance, from feminist and justice approaches.
She is currently part of the International Youth Agency's work team for Latin America, supporting the definition and implementation of regional programs and initiatives prioritized to strengthen the role of young people as agents of transformation.
Miguel Edu Edu Nchama
President and founder at Gay Africains Emigration.
President and founder at Gay Africains Emigration. He was born in Equatorial Guinea, but raised in Gabon. After returning to Guinea he was a professional athlete until he had to flee the country because of the harassment of the government and society, when his relationship with a boy was discovered, who subsequently committed suicide. He fled to Spain, where after great difficulties and three years of waiting he was able to obtain refuge because of his sexual orientation. Now he is dedicated to helping other African boys in the same situation and to fight against homophobia and transphobia in Africa and around the world.
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.
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.
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).
María José Sanz Jiménez
Global Lead for Accenture Enterprises Services for Goverment ( AESG) Business Service and Iberia Inclusion and Diversity Lead.
Accenture Consultant in the area of Financial Services. In 2001 she became the first partner in Financial Services and the youngest in Spain at that time.
Ricardo Moreno Úbeda
General Manager in ViiV Healthcare Spain and Portugal.
CEO at ViiV Healthcare Spain and Portugal. Doctor in Medicine and Surgery from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Specialist in Pharmaceutical Industry Medicine. Executive MBA by Instituto de Empresa. He has focused on HIV studies and the needs of people living with it.
Es un académico islámico con experiencia en ciencias clásicas árabes e islámicas por la Universidad de Estudios Islámicos.
Es un académico islámico con experiencia en ciencias clásicas árabes e islámicas por la Universidad de Estudios Islámicos (Jamia-Dirasat Al-Islamiyyah), Karachi Pakistán (1990-1994). Es un Imam (líder religioso) de profesión y también un activista de derechos humanos centrado en la orientación sexual y la identidad de género dentro del Islam. Ha realizado investigaciones independientes sobre el Islam y la diversidad sexual, un área que no suele ser explorada en el mundo musulmán. También ha diseñado y facilitado muchos talleres sobre el Islam, la orientación sexual y la identidad de género.
Muhsin Hendricks es también el fundador y director de The Inner Circle (fundado en 2004), la organización formal más grande del mundo que apoya a los musulmanes marginados basados en la orientación sexual y el género. Es la única organización que tiene un fuerte enfoque en la construcción de movimientos, la integración y la formación pública.
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.