25 years of FELGTB
The State Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Transsexuals and Bisexuals (FELGTB) is a federation of associations that brings together entities from different places and areas of action.
FELGTB began back in 1992 when FEGL, the State Federation of Gays and Lesbians, was founded. Now, in 2017, the federation is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Over the span of these 25 years, its various name changes reveal the evolution that LGBT activism, demands and narratives have gone through.
In the federation’s I Congress, held in Granada in 2000, the swap in the order of the G and the L in the acronym was approved, thus becoming FELG, in support of greater lesbian visibility.
In the II Congress (Madrid, 2002) thanks to the integration of transsexual organizations in the federation, the T was added, becoming FELGT. The bisexual discourse wasn’t integrated until the IV Congress (Madrid, 2007). With the B added to the acronym, the federation was now FELGTB.
In these 25 years the Federation has helped LGBT voices and demands be heard in the national institutions, fighting for true equality at all levels and achieving profound social and legal changes whilst supporting the individual initiatives of its member organizations.