Madrid Summit Moderators
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Jesus López Gil
Practice lawyer specialized in Human Rights and social activist.
Practice lawyer specialized in Human Rights and social activist. Member of the Board at the Association of Lawyers against Hate Crimes and worker in the Movement against Intolerance.
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.
Co-founder of the Fundación porCausa and editor of El País's blog '3500 Million'.
Co-founder of the Fundación porCausa and editor of El País's blog '3500 Million'. Gonzalo Fanjul is a researcher and activist against poverty. Co-founder and research director of the journalistic Fundación porCausa, and also as director of policy analysis at the Institute of Global Health in Barcelona. He is an associate researcher at the British think tank Institute for Overseas Development and co-editor of the 3500 Million blog in newspaper EL PAÍS, in which he received the FAO 2012 Prize. Publications in the field of international development, migration, food security and relations Countries.
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.
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.
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.
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.