Madrid Summit Moderators
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.
Graphic Designer and LGBTI Activist.
LGBTIQ activist and graphic designer. Former board member of CSD Zürich. Co-organizer and responsible for the 2007 InterPride World Conference in Zurich. Board member of EuroPride 09 Zurich. Former Co-President in InterPride (International Association of LGBTI Pride Organizers) and former President in EPOA (European Pride Organisers Association). Currently a member of the organising committee of Zurich Pride Festival.
Patrick van der Pas
Civil and Human Rights Program Coordinator
Civil and Human Rights Program Coordinator for several international organizations and has created a specialization in marginalized sexual orientated groups and gender identities. Nowadays he is also secretary of the Human Rights Committee of InterPride and member of InterPride's WorldPride committee. Van der Pas has started as co-founder of a foundation for the LGBTQI+ youth community in Maastricht (Netherlands) and was the originator of the International LGBT Student Day.
Besides these activities, van der Pas also organized events, hosted workshops, did more focused orientated researches and wrote publications on specific sexually marginalized groups and problems that these groups face.
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.
Director of International Programs, Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute.
Director of International Programs, Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute. Human Rights, Democracy, and Gender expert with 10 years of international experience working in the U.S., Europe, Latin America, India, and South Africa. Abolafia helped in the election of the first LGBTI mayor in Colombia; training the first transgender elected officials ever elected in Ecuador, Peru and (soon) Honduras and arranging the first public presentation on the situation of LGBTI indigenous people at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
Carmen Rodríguez López
Professor of Contemporary Turkish Studies (UAM).
Professor of Contemporary Turkish Studies (UAM). Degree in Political Science and Sociology by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) and PhD by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). He has held post-doctoral and postdoctoral research stays at Boğazici University (Istanbul) and has taught at Istanbul Technical University on the formation in Republic of Turkey. In Spain since 2006, she has been a researcher contracted for the International Mediterranean Studies Workshop of the UAM and a teacher in the undergraduate studies at the University of London International Programs, under the academic management of the London School of Economics, taught in Spain by Madrid Management Center , In the areas of Comparative Politics and European Union Politics and Policies. At the Universidad Complutense de Madrid she has been an associate professor in the Department of Political Science III in the area of Political Geography. Currently, she is a Ph.D. in the Department of Arab and Islamic Studies and Oriental Studies at the UAM and Vice-Dean of International Relations and Mobility at the FFYL.
Carlos Querol Aragón
Secretary of the Board of Directors of AACDO.
His last years have been dedicated to civil and criminal defense in matters of human rights. Currently Secretary of the Board of Directors of AACDO.
Lawyer and activist LGBTQI.
Lawyer and activist LGBTQI. President of the Association of Lawyers against Hate Crimes and director of the Eddy Foundation, the first shelter in Spain for lgtbphobic victims, aimed at young people suffering from violence in their family home for reasons of sexual orientation and gender identity, within a personal program of psychosocial and labor support. In 2012, he was elected Best Lawyer LGTBIQ in Washington, USA. He is the author of several socio-legal studies such as "Islamic World and Homosexuality. Sociological and juridical study", "The needs of the LGBT population in the municipality of Madrid" and "Corpus Jurídico de la familia homoparental".
Psychologist and Sexologist specialized in Lgtbi population.
Psychologist and Sexologist specialized in Lgtbi population. Founder of Sexological Counseling in Cogam Madrid for five years, where to carry out a sexual counseling service and individual couple as well as various group work activities. Private practice of the profession as a Psychologist and Sexologist of Diversity. Individual and couple therapist and group trainer with both general population and Lgtbi.
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.
Director and presenter of the program CONTIGO INSIDE CADENA SER.
She worked for more than 20 years in television as a reporter, a work that combined with writing on a blog in which she set The Sphere of Books because of its high sexual content absolutely explicit. She published "On two heels" in early 2014, where she recounted the fantasies of women who stopped dreaming about being princesses and wrote the format and script of a radio program that talked about sexual diversity without restrictions and without judgments. With you Inside is that program, on air from April of 2015 after a preheating in the waves the summer of 2014. "Here it comes very well fucked" was its second literary incursion absolutely failed by express desire of the publisher. She writes in El País the blog Nibbles and heels where she puts on the table topics about sexuality that are not always there and are not expected. Mother, wife and lover in the same overflowing proportion and openly bisexual.
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.