Madrid Summit Moderators
Isidro García Nieto
Social worker and sex and couple therapist.
Social worker and sex and couples therapist. Co-founder and Manager of Fundación Daniela. Professor in Fundación Sexpol's Master in Sexology and Gender. Since 2005 he has also developed his work in the LGTBI Program of the Ministry of Social Affairs in the Community of Madrid (PIAHT). He is an LGBTI member of the Comisiones Obreras union and one of its representatives at the European forums on sexual diversity in the workplace.
He is also a member of the Diversity and Gender Association and co-founder of SAVI (Service of Attention to Intra-Gender Violence). Awarded the collective pen in the year 2013 by FELGTB in recognition for his job in the LGTBI collective. He is a specialist in a wide variety of specialized interventions with the LGTB collective and author of several publications.
Young activist for the LGTBI rights , specialized in the struggle for the transsexual people in the Canary Islands. His interest in volunteering and empathizing with the community is because it is his struggle as well. He began his reassignment path more than twelve years ago. He was the coordinator of the first support group for trans boys from Tenerife and is currently a member of the first association of transsexual people in the Canaries (Aperttura association), which belongs to the Platform for Trans rights, with whom he went to the European Parliament to defend The rights of the trans collective in the islands. From We have participated in the area of Equality and LGTBI, and in the Young Circle of Tenerife.
Julio Gómez Caballero
Director of Trabajando en Positivo. Social Worker.
Social worker with more than 15 years of experience in design, execution and coordination in programs aimed to people with HIV and / or drug addicts, as well as in activism and political advocacy. He led the process in creating the Coordinator "Trabajando en Positivo", of which is currently director.
LGBT rights activist.
One of the founders and Chairperson of Mozaika, the only LGBT organisation in Latvia and President of EPOA - European Pride Organiser’s Association, licensor of EuroPride. The last 10 years she has worked in the field of Human and LGBT Rights and has served on the board of the organisations since its foundation. Garina is an expert in LGBTI rights, freedom of assembly and public LGBTI events security in Eastern and Central Europe region. She was one of the Co-Chairs of EuroPride 2015 - Riga.
Trainer and adviser in education, gender and diversity.
Graduated in Sociology by the UCM and graduated in Social and Cultural Anthropology (UB, 2002). Master's in "Affective-Sexual Education" (UAH, 2008) and "Empowerment and leadership of women in development projects" (AECID, 2012). She has participated as a researcher in the report "Youth LGTB" (FELGTB, 2009) and "Homophobic school bullying and risk of suicide" (COGAM-FELGTB, 2012), has made formations for Syracuse University, UR, UCM, UA, between Other and various entities and municipalities. Since 2012, she is responsible for the social initiative area of the Madrid cooperative, advising and coordinating projects on awareness raising and training on education, gender and diversity.
Joaquín Müller Thyssen
Jornalist. General director of Fundéu BBVA
General Director in Fundéu BBVA and journalist. Previously he occupied the graphic and Television direction at EFE Agency, as well as his General Secretary.
He has been a parliamentary journalist, EFE correspondent in the Basque Country, head of the National TVE area and editor in Telecinco News.
Dra. Ana García-Arroyo
Dra. Ana García-Arroyo
She holds a doctorate in English philology and post graduated in postcolonial literature and culture studies. Specialized writer in Indian civilization with works on the sexual alternatives of India or the history of the women in the country, among others. She is also a literature professor at the Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona.
Activist, International Inclusive/Gay Rugby Community.
Activist, International Inclusive/Gay Rugby Community. Former Secretary General of the European Parliament Rugby Union Intergroup; Deputy Coordinator of Union Cup 2015 and 2017, the Europe’s largest Inclusive Rugby Tournament.
As part of his work he has worked with national rugby federations to sign anti-discrimination agreements, introduce training for coaches and referees, launch awareness campaigns and look to form a model at an institutional level for tackling discrimination in rugby, that can be followed by other sports where LGBT+phobia is sadly more prominent.
The Union Cup 2017 is the largest sporting component for the World Pride Madrid 2017. Europe’s largest inclusive rugby tournament was this year hosted by the Madrid Titanes RFC from 28-30 April and saw more than 1000 players and supporters from 30 different European teams participate in a 3 day event across the city. This year the Madrid Titanes took the unprecedented step of inviting South Africa’s Jozi Cats, the only inclusive rugby team in Africa, to the European tournament in recognition of the hard work they are doing on the continent and to help raise their visibility at home.
resident of It Gets Better España.
President of It Gets Better España, an NGO that fights against bullying and works for young LGBT + who suffer from bullying, lack of acceptance of their environment, or lack of self-acceptance. Álvaro is an engineer, a political scientist and an MBA from IE Busines School. He works as fundraising director for a Foundation and is a regular contributor to Amnesty International.
Activist. Graduated in Political Science.
Babs began her activism in the university association of U. Autónoma de Madrid, UAMentiende, in which she has been president for 3 years and in which she still participates. She is also part of Collective Disoriented, antimonosexist self-organized assembly, in addition to other groups and projects. Her activism focuses on feminist and sexual diversity and gender issues, especially with regard to plurisexualities and non-monosexual subjectivities. She graduated in Political Science.
Assistant secretary in Policies of Sexual Diversity at Santa Fe Government and vice president of the Argentine LGBT Federation.
Assistant secretary in Policies of Sexual Diversity at Santa Fe Government and vice president of the Argentine LGBT Federation. Responsible for designing and implementing public policies aimed to promote inclusion and LGBTI equality, marked in the actions of the Secretariat of Social Policies at the provincial Ministry of Social Development.
Parliamentary Secretary of the Socialist Party. Director in the XIV International Congress of Educating Cities and Coordinator of Social Communication. Editor and coordinator in the Public Policy program in the LGBT Citizenship Plan on the Gender Identity Law.
Expert on Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights and International Cooperation.
Expert on Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights and International Cooperation. Researcher at the Carlos III University of Madrid and Academic Coordinator of the Expert Title on Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights and International Cooperation.