Madrid Summit Moderators
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.
Marisa Revilla Blanco
Sociologist. Full-time Professor at University.
Sociologist. Full-time Professor at University. Department of Sociology I (Social Change). Complutense University of Madrid. She is currently director of this department. Previously, she has been Director at the Center for Latin American Studies and International Cooperation (CeALCI) of the Carolina Foundation (September 2008 - March 2012) and Vocal Adviser in the Cabinet of Government Presidency (July 2004-August 2008). PhD in Political Science and Sociology from the Complutense University (1993) with the thesis titled: ... And everything that moves us unites us? Social movement, identity and meaning: contemporary experiences in R.F.A. And Chile.
Her main research interests are focused on problems of collective action, social movements and democratic participation, with special interest in gender issues and inequality. She has published several publications in Spanish and Latin American magazines on these subjects and has edited the following books: NGOs and Politics. Details of a relationship (2002, Madrid: Istmo Ediciones); Infancy, youth and migrations: A look for international cooperation (2011, Madrid: Siglo XXI / Carolina Foundation) and Round Trips. Networks, migration and development (2012, Madrid: Books of the Cataract).
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.
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.
Martina González Veiga
Psychologist specialized in sexual and gender diversity, sexologist and couple therapist. Dedicated to scientific divulgation until in 2011 she decides to found her own Center of Sexology Con Mucho Gusto! In the city of Santiago de Compostela. Graduate in Psychology in the specialty of Clinic by the USC, accredited as General Sanitary Psychologist, Master of Sexology, Sexual and Couple Therapy by the Kaplan Institute and the Andalusian Institute of Psychology and Sexology, Graduate in Sexual and Couple Growth, Specialist in Intervention and Psychological Accompaniment in Sexual and Gender Diversity. Member of the International Society of Specialists in Sexology (SISEX). Member of the Division of Clinical and Health Psychology of the General Council of Psychology of Spain. Member of the Galician Association of Communication of Scientific and Technological Culture (AGC CCT). Collaborator of various media, for two years she has a fixed section in the Galician public radio (RTVG).
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.
Fernando Alberto Barbosa Dos Santos Rodrigues
Anthropologist, associate professor at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM).
Anthropologist, associate professor at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). PhD in the Doctoral Program of Feminist and Gender Studies, Institute of Feminist Research / Faculty of Political Science and Sociology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Research line: diversity, migration, interculturality, gender and postcolonialism. His field work has taken place in Africa (Republic of Cape Verde), and in Europe (Madrid, London).
His publications include Barbosa, F., Maisonave, A., (2013), "OIF Development Fund and IDF - IOM Development Fund". International Organization for Migration, and Ministry for the Communities of Cape Verde, and UNWomen; Barbosa, Rodrigues, F. (2008), "Public spaces in the city of Madrid as an area of construction of intercultural coexistence", Observatory of Migrations and Intercultural Coexistence of the City of Madrid, Citizenship.
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".
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.
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.
Dau García Dauder
Social Psychologist, social psychology professor at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid. Much of their active and investigative activity is centered on the struggles against the violence of the sex / gender doubles. They collaborated with OII at its inception (International Organization of Intersexuales), translating texts into Spanish, and accompanied support groups with different intersexual variations. He has published several materials on intersexualities: on the representation of intersexuality in the media (in the book Cartografías del cuerpo, 2014, ed. Cátedra), on the effects of the change of name "intersex a DSD" (in Bodies and Differences , In the magazine Intereses), or on psychosocial care in intersexual variations (in the journal Universitas Psychologica).
Prof. Titular de Lógica y Filosofía de la Ciencia
Logic and Philosophy of Science Professor at the UAM. He has developed his research in Logic and Theory of Computation, fields in which he has published as much articles of investigation as books and manuals. More recently he has devoted his attention to the political structure of the Network and the study of the behavior of social networks designing tools that analyze the homophobic language in them.