Speakers Madrid Summit
He works as an expert in the Belarusian LGBT Journalists’ Group and is Head of International Relations Department.
He works as an expert in the Belarusian LGBT Journalists’ Group and is Head of International Relations Department. Klikunou is an ILGA and ILGCN member. In the past, he was the director of the Centre for Youth Information and Documentation in Minsk and translator in the Belarusian Association of Journalists.
Klikounou has participated in many presentations at International Conferences such as World Pride Human Rights Conference 2014 in Toronto, ILGCN Conference in Budapest or ILGCN Conference in Palanga and Stockholm.
José Antonio Ritoré
Director of Change.org in Spain. Journalist (1977).
Director of Change.org in Spain. Journalist (1977). From the beginning of his career he has focused his work on social and environmental journalism, from Diario 16 in the years 98-99 to the supplement Tierra (El País) or lainformacion.com where for three years he wrote one of the blogs of reference for activism, human rights and social entrepreneurship. He has made compatible the information and the journalistic collaborations with digital communication in companies and institutions. For 11 years he directed digital communications at Obra Social of Caja Madrid, developing the ecosystem of social networks in institutions like La Casa Encendida. Between 2012 and 2015 he directed the digital department of the advertising agency Kitchen, working with clients of both business and social profiles (Help in Action or Greenpeace, among others). In addition, since 2012 he is the patron and co-founder of the Unoentrecienmil Foundation, which develops social innovation projects to fund research grants for children's leukemia.
Sergio Martínez Villa
Degree in Media Communication.
Degree in Media Communication at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid that combines cinema with theatrical writing and teaching. In recent years four of his texts for the theatre have been released: 'Profiles',' La madre tolerante ',' Period of reflection 'and' The last one that I want ', in addition to the collective spectacles' El banquete', 'A Seven steps of Don Quixote 'and' La mujer del monstruo '. She has won the XL Born Theatre Prize for 'The Obedience of the Shepherd's Woman' and the 10th Leopoldo Alas Mínguez Award for the theatrical texts LGTB for 'The Ocean Against the Rocks'. From various grants awarded by the SGAE Foundation, National Drama Center / Beckett Room and Fourth Wall Room throughout the year 2016, she has written the texts' Agate. A Gospel ',' The End of Violence 'and' In The Law '.
Heritage manager & LGBTQI campaigner
Heritage manager & LGBTQI campaigner who works for the Liberal Jewish movement UK and is a campaigner for faith related LGBTQI+ issues. Knaan is the founder and manager of the landmark Heritage Lottery Fund supported projects Rainbow Jews, Twilight People and most recently Rainbow Pilgrims. He organised the 1st UK Trans & Faith Symposium at the University of Warwick in 2016.
A proud member of the Stonewall Trans Advisory Group, and actively involved in the Global Interfaith Network GIN SSOGIEs. He is a non-binary trans activist from a mixed heritage and blogs on LGBTQI+ and faith issues for Jewish News UK. He’s been involved in the AHRC funded project Ritual Reconstructed and co-produced Through a Queer Lens, an Arts Council England supported portrait exhibition by Ajamu and The Jewish Museum London.
Shaan was hailed as one of the young Jewish queer pioneers by Haaretz for Tel Aviv Pride 2014. He has worked for over two decades as educator, performance artist and project coordinator with numerous international organisations including Sydney Western University.
Visual activist/ photographer. Co-founded the Forum for Empowerment of Women (FEW) in 2002, and in 2009 founded Inkanyiso (www.inkanyiso.org).
Visual activist/ photographer. Co-founded the Forum for Empowerment of Women (FEW) in 2002, and in 2009 founded Inkanyiso (www.inkanyiso.org), a forum for queer and visual (activist) media. Muholi’s self-proclaimed mission is ‘to re-write a black queer and trans visual history of South Africa for the world to know of their resistance and existence at the height of hate crimes in SA and beyond’. Muholi studied Advanced Photography at the Market Photo Workshop in Newtown, Johannesburg, and in 2009 completed an MFA: Documentary Media at Ryerson University, Toronto. Muholi is an Honorary Professor at the University of the Arts/Hochschule für Künste Bremen, Germany.
Muholi has won numerous awards including the ICP Infinity Award for Documentary and Photojournalism (2016); Africa'Sout! Courage and Creativity Award (2016); the Outstanding International Alumni Award from Ryerson University (2016); the Fine Prize for an emerging artist at the 2013 Carnegie International; a Prince Claus Award (2013); the Index on Censorship - Freedom of Expression art award (2013); and the Casa Africa award for best female photographer and a Fondation Blachère award at Les Rencontres de Bamako biennial of African photography (2009). Muholi is listed as one of the 2016 ArtReview’s Power 100.
Jesús Santos Homobono
Activist for the LGBTI families rights.
Activist for the LGBTI families rights. Member of Galehi (Spanish association of homoparental families) and Member of the board of directors at NELFA (European network of associations of LGBTI families). Gay, naval engineer, feminist, married to another man for 10 years, and with a son in common. Member of LGBT rights associations, like COGAM, in 2005 they founded GALEHI a group of gay and lesbians parents who already had sons and daughters. He claims and defends the equality of rights for all people and all families, with the same rights to access reproductive techniques assisted for all people, including Surrogate Gestation. We demand educational programs that contemplate family diversity.
Head of the Department ‘Equality and Citizens’ Rights’ at the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA).
Head of the Department “Equality and Citizens’ Rights” at the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). Since 2003, when he started working for FRA, he has been responsible for several of its major publications, including the legal analysis and surveys of the Agency on LGBTI issues, and contributed extensively to a number of related policy documents.
His areas of expertise include equality and non-discrimination, social inclusion, hate crime and child rights. Since 1983 he has worked in academic institutions, as well as in local and regional government. Later he also coordinated national and transnational research projects.
Parliamentary Advisor in Legislatura de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires.
Parliamentary Advisor in Legislatura de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, writer, journalist and poet. Activist in favor of LGBTIQ rights since 1984 integrating the Argentinian Homosexual Community and in 1991 as founder of Gays DC (organization with which he was one of the conveners of the First March of Pride in Buenos Aires). In 1995 he founded ACT-UP Buenos Aires and in 1997 DAG: Deportistas Argentinos Gays.
Author of "Deseo, palabras en el viento”; "Palabra y pluma - textos políticos y otras mariconadas"; "12 Poemas Crudos" .... Co-scriptwriter of the documentary "El puto unforgettable. Life of Carlos Jáuregui "
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.
Deputy in the National Asembly of Venezuela.
First trans congressional representative of Venezuela and the fourth one in the world. Lawyer, PhD in Law, university professor and LGBTQI rights activist.
World President of the IDAHO-T Committee on May 17 (International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia), Chair of the GATE Board (Global Action for Trans Equality), GLISA Co-President (Gay and Lesbian International Sport Association), All Out and WPATH Member of the Board (World Professional Association for Transgender Health), Member of the Scientific Committee on Chair of Sexuality and Human Rights of Unesco; and WAS (World Association of Sexual Health).
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.
Political Spokesperson and Senior Editor.
Political Spokesperson and Senior Editor. Apsara is one of India's most respected and well-known transsexual woman who has risen in the ranks of journalism and politics. Armed with a BA degree in Journalism and as a student Body President at Monash University, Australia and an MA in Broadcasting with a special focus on Developmental Economics (City University, London), Apsara has worked with the BBC WORLD SERVICE, Commonwealth Secretariat in London, New Indian Express and Deccan Chronicle. She also writes columns in National newspapers on LGBT rights.
As a journalist she has covered the Tsunami from Sri Lanka, India and Indonesia. She has also been the voice of LGBT Radio on Joy Melbourne, Australia during her student days in Australia. After her education, Apsara also worked briefly with UNICEF to launch a health campaign across South India. She is an active voice that speaks against violence against women, corruption and is a respected voice on National TV debates. She was in the year 2013 awarded an excellence award by Jaguar Motors.