Where do we come from?
Lesbians, gays, transsexuals, transgender people and bisexuals have been subjected to discrimination for centuries.Throughout history they have been jailed, tortured and murdered, first justified under religion and then through medical and legal prisms. As victims of the Inquisition, incarceration and psychiatric institutions, the community would not be able to raise its voice until well into the 19th century, when the first wave of activism would spark a struggle towards gaining dignity and rights; a struggle that is still alive today.
Renowned legal and medical specialists started to call for the decriminalization of sexual relations between same sex individuals. Well-known authors started offering realistic, first-person narratives of life experiences. Names like Ulrichs, Hirschfeld, Wilde or Radclyffe Hall took the first step, blazing the trail in atmospheres of great intolerance.
That being so, in Spain, people started to gather enough courage to start tackling different issues pertaining to sexual and gender diversity. Researchers and artists finally started naming “the love that dare not speak its name”.
This is their story of repression and how, one day, they decided to revolt.