Speakers Madrid Summit
Brett is a staunch monarchist who believes in freedom of speech & press, human rights & the LGBTI community.
Brett is a staunch monarchist who believes in freedom of speech & press, human rights & the LGBTI community. Brett has been on the Board of InterPride for eleven years and is the first Co-President elected from the southern hemisphere. He has served InterPride as a Regional Director, Secretary, Co-Chair of both WorldPride and Communications Committees and was elected Co-President in October 2014 and again in 2016.
His community work in Melbourne, Australia spans over sixteen years where he has served on the Executive, as Secretary and President for many organisations including PLWHA VIC (People Living with HIV/AIDS Victoria), GALTA (Gay and Lesbian Tourism Australia) and Pride March Victoria. Brett is a Life Member of Pride March Victoria as well as a member of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, Goulburn Valley Pride (Shepparton), MIDSUMMA Festival (Melbourne & Victoria), OUT Astoria (NYC) and Queens Pride (NYC). Professionally, Brett is the Publisher and Editor of Australian LGBTI Lifestyle Magazine - Q Magazine. He also serves on the Board of the Victorian Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby (VGLRL).
LGBTI activist, co-chair in the International LGBTI Association in Asia and the advisor for Being LGBTI in Asia Phase II. Zhang became the Executive Director of CLA in 2013. And she has been working on creating an inclusive feminist movement and increasing the visibility of LGBTI communities in China. Dana is also devoted to LGBTI community development in Asia Pacific region.
Juul van Hoof
Program manager on LGBTI issues at MOVISIE, the Netherlands Centre for Social Development.
Program manager on LGBTI issues at MOVISIE, the Netherlands Centre for Social Development. Van Hoof advises and supports local authorities in developing and implementing LGBTI inclusive policies, advising policy makers and NGO’s and building local coalitions.
She has worked in many LGBT projects on the intersectionality of identities and local LGBTI policies. Currently, she is the founder and coordinator of the Rainbow Cities Network (33 international cities in 15 countries with an active and explicit LGBT policy).
Profesional de Recursos Humanos.
Professional in Human Resource specialized in talent attraction, change management processes and development programs. Responsible for the different talent attraction programs and the Diversity and Inclusion area of Vodafone.
International news editor for the Washington Blade, which is the oldest LGBT newspaper in the U.S.
International news editor for the Washington Blade, which is the oldest LGBT newspaper in the U.S. since 2015. Lavers has reported from the U.S. Deep South, the United Nations, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Chile, the Netherlands, Israel, the West Bank and the Golan Heights, among other places. He has also appeared on Al Jazeera, BBC, WNYC and other English and Spanish-language media outlets to discuss LGBT-specific issues.
Daniel Ahmed Said
Muslim queer activist.
Muslim queer activist specialized in gender studies and Arab-Islamic studies, involved in activism around Islamophobia and sexual and gender diversity in Islam. He works in the areas of journalism and social education in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. He is a member of the Nasij network.
Head of Global Marketing Planning EU & Director German United in Pride Lead on eBay.
Head of Global Marketing Planning EU & Director German United in Pride Lead on eBay. He joined eBay in Berlin 12 years ago and is currently director of the European Marketing plan for all eBay digital channels and also directs the eBay LGBT group in Germany: "United in Pride". Carlos is a telecommunications engineer and holds an MBA from IESE.
Graduated in Social Sciences by the National Pedagogical University of Colombia and Master in Gender Equality in Social Sciences by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
Graduated in Social Sciences by the National Pedagogical University of Colombia and Master in Gender Equality in Social Sciences by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Director of the Communication and Gender Agency for an equal, responsible and gender-sensitive communication. Advice in the political, social intervention and social networks.
She participates as an educator in the program Educating in Equality of Women Foundation and was technique of Equality and Communication for the Council of Equality of the City council of Fuenlabrada. She is currently a member of the Committee of Women Leaders of the Americas of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Documentation Center Foundation and volunteers with the #HeforShe initiative of UN Women in Spain.
Producer of the LesGaiCineMad (International Gai, Lesbian and Transsexual Film Festival of Madrid).
He is the Producer of the LesGaiCineMad (International Gai, Lesbian and Transsexual Film Festival of Madrid) organized by the Triangulo Foundation Madrid where he has also been part of patronage and member of its board. He promotes projects of International Cooperation for the Development in Africa and Latin America, being his specialty human rights and social equality. He has been the creator of CineLGBT Network. He has been a juror in several international LGBT film festivals: Teddy Award-Belinale, Outfest-Santo Domingo, LlámaleH-Uruguay, among others and the International Festival of Cinema the Orchid of Cuenca (Ecuador) and # Article31 Film Fest Documentary Film Festival Videopèriodismo And Human Rights organized by Médicos del mundo.
Hispanic Philologist. Gema Baños Palacios studied Hispanic Studies.
Hispanic Philologist. She completed the Hispanic Studies: Spanish Language and Literature degree at the Autonomous University of Madrid, a master's degree in Literary Studies at the Complutense University of Madrid, and is currently studying the doctoral program of Literary Studies at the same University with research titled: Abolished body: autobiography and self-portrait in the creation of women in the 60s and 70s. She has participated as a communicator in congresses such as «IX Audem International Congress. Women of Letters: Pioneers in Art, Essay and Education "(UM, 2016)," III Conference on Literary Research: Breaking the barriers of the text "(UAM, 2016) and the" I International Congress of Young Investigators " (UCO, 2017).
Among her creative works are the collections of poems Morada y Plata (Ebediziones, 2013), Companeros del Crimen (Parallel Editions, 2014) and Thirty-six Women (The Tailor of Apollinaire, 2016). Her poems have appeared in magazines like Nayagua or Chéjere and in anthologies such as Nacer in another time (Renaissance, 2016) and Odyssey poetic (Legados, 2016).
Social Worker and Sociologist. Expert on male prostitution and HIV.
SSocial Worker and Sociologist. Expert on male prostitution and HIV. He began his professional career in 2004, specializing in male sex workers and people with HIV. He has experience in working in prostitution settings, where he has had the opportunity to maintain direct contact with the people involved. In 2007 he directed the first sociological study on male prostitution in Madrid. He has written many articles on the subject and often appears in the media as an expert. In 2011 he founded the NGO Imagina MÁS with a group of peers. The organisation carries out the care program for male and trans prostitution of the Madrid City Cancel since 2013. In 2016 he published his first book, La difícil vida fácil (Punto de vista editores) the first essay on male prostitution in Spain.
Deputy with the Socialist Party in the Asembly of Madrid
Transsexual activist since 1977, actress, and the first transsexual woman in Spain to become a chosen representative at the regional Asembly of Madrid in 2011, with the Socialist Party. She worked on the electoral programme of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero for the inclusion of Equal Marriage and the Law of Gender Identity, and has also participated in the elaboration of the reform of Law 3/2007 for the depathologization of transsexuality. Speaker at the ntegral Law of Transsexuality of the Community of Madrid which is in force today.