Madrid Summit Moderators
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.
National LGBT Federation Chair of Research & Policy
Psychologist and activist based in Galway on the West coast of Ireland. He is Chair of the Research and Policy Sub-Committee of the National LGBT Federation. He has also contributed to the Yes Equality campaign, to the development of the first LGBT Staff Network at the National University of Ireland and he is a member of the administration group for Bi+ Ireland.
Noone holds a PhD from NUI Galway and a masters from the University of Leiden. He has contributed research on a wide range of topics broadly related to wellbeing including the cognitive effects of mindfulness, citizen consultation for the design of well-being measures, financial stress in dairy farmers, emotional intelligence in pregnant women, and sexual counselling for patients in cardiac rehabilitation.
Miguel Castro is the Lead for Culture and Identity for the SAP Global Diversity and Inclusion Office at SAP.
He has overall responsibility for issues concerning culture and ethnicity, as well as all topics related to the LGBT community. He is also the key contact for SAP’s 80+ Employee Network Groups. Miguel has also led Employee Networks in different organizations and is a recognized expert within the LGBT community in the corporate world, being the co-founder and coordinator of REDI, the Business Network for LGBTI Diversity and Inclusion in Spain.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Journalist, writer, screenwriter and director of "Wisteria Lane", LGTBI program of RNE.
Columnist at Diario de Mallorca (Iberian Press), El Asombrario and El Español. Creator of the mythical radio program "La Transversal" (RNE) and screenwriter of "Carne Cruda" (Radio 3), currently directs and presents the only lgtbi public radio space: "Wisteria Lane". He has been screenwriter of television programs such as "Carta Blanca" (La 2), "Alaska y Coronas" (La 2), "Alaska y Segura" (La 1). Author of the novel "The small places", of the story "Bell Fruit Gum" and the book "This is correct to begin", on the twenty years of Spanish dancer Chevi Muraday in the contemporary dance.
He has been awarded with Medal Pen prize 2013, awarded by the FELGTB, the 2014 FanCineGay Award of the Gay and Lesbian Film Festival of Extremadura, and the Halegato Golden Award 2014 which is awarded by the Halegatos sports club to people working for recognition and In defense of the rights and freedoms of the LGTBI population.
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.
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.
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.