Speakers Madrid Summit
Jesús Santos Homobono
Activist for the LGBTI families rights.
Activist for the LGBTI families rights. Member of Galehi (Spanish association of homoparental families) and Member of the board of directors at NELFA (European network of associations of LGBTI families). Gay, naval engineer, feminist, married to another man for 10 years, and with a son in common. Member of LGBT rights associations, like COGAM, in 2005 they founded GALEHI a group of gay and lesbians parents who already had sons and daughters. He claims and defends the equality of rights for all people and all families, with the same rights to access reproductive techniques assisted for all people, including Surrogate Gestation. We demand educational programs that contemplate family diversity.
Victor Mora Gaspar
He is a writer, researcher and doctoral student in Studies of the Culture by the Autonomous University of Madrid; Master in Critical Theory by Carlos III University; And activist in the collective Inverted Section.
He is a writer, researcher and PhD candidate in Cultural Studies at the Autonomous University of Madrid; Master in Critical Theory by Carlos III University; and activist in the Inverted Section collective. He is currently president of the International Association of Networked Memory Studies and a member of the Ibero-American Center for Sexuality Studies. His book On the Edge of Nature, published in 2016 by the publishing house Debate, has been recognized with the 1st Pilar Azcárate Award granted by the Equality Unit of the UC3M (2015), and with the 1st National Prize of Sagasta Essay, awarded by The Sagasta Foundation and the Colegio de Caminos (2016).
Confederal Secretary at UGT.
Since March 2016, she has held the position of Confederal Secretary at UGT, being responsible for policies aimed at dependent persons, the elderly, workers with disabilities, and the social and labour discrimination suffered by HIV and AIDS people. As well as all those issues related to sexual identity and / or orientation and the homophobic behaviors that still exist nowadays in labour force relations and policies to combat poverty and social exclusion of families.
Ana Pérez Curiel
Master and Degree in Sciences of the physical activity and sports.
Teacher and Sport Sciences graduate. She currently works as a Physical Education teacher in a Secondary School and is working on a PhD in Sport Sciences in the Department of Physical Education, Sports and Human Motricity at the UAM. Additionally she has worked as a Scout in “Construir un mundo mejor”, ASDE-Scouts of Spain, since 2005. By carrying out all her work by using Gender as a subject of learning, research, interest and a standard for equality, she has joined the struggle for equality for LGTBIQ people, especially by treating Scouting as a non-formal education movement to promote visibility, awareness, pedagogy and activism.
Law graduate specialised in International Studies. Head of the European Disarmament Affairs Service, Deputy Directorate-General for International Disarmament Affairs, since 1 April 1990.
LGBTI family rights activist. Member of Galehi (the Spanish association of homoparental families) and Member of the board of directors at NELFA (European network of associations of LGBTI families). Gay, a naval engineer, a feminist, and married to a man he is bringing up a son with. Member of LGBT rights associations such as COGAM. He claims and defends the equality of rights for all people and all families, including the access to assisted reproduction and Surrogate Gestation. He also believes that family diversity should be taught at schools.
José Antonio Ritoré
Director of Change.org in Spain. Journalist (1977).
Director of Change.org in Spain. Journalist (1977). From the beginning of his career he has focused his work on social and environmental journalism, from Diario 16 in the years 98-99 to the supplement Tierra (El País) or lainformacion.com where for three years he wrote one of the blogs of reference for activism, human rights and social entrepreneurship. He has made compatible the information and the journalistic collaborations with digital communication in companies and institutions. For 11 years he directed digital communications at Obra Social of Caja Madrid, developing the ecosystem of social networks in institutions like La Casa Encendida. Between 2012 and 2015 he directed the digital department of the advertising agency Kitchen, working with clients of both business and social profiles (Help in Action or Greenpeace, among others). In addition, since 2012 he is the patron and co-founder of the Unoentrecienmil Foundation, which develops social innovation projects to fund research grants for children's leukemia.
Part of the Project Team of the Asexual Visibility and Education Network.
Part of the Project Team of the Asexual Visibility and Education Network. His main work is spreading awareness of asexuality as a valid sexual orientation and helping to build an asexual community in different countries, as well as doing his best as an ally to the wider LGBTQ+ movement. Dore coordinates media requests for the Asexual Visibility and Education Network, and was one of the organisers of the International Asexuality conferences in London 2012 and Toronto 2014. More recently he has worked with the Office of National Statistics (UK) on the 2021 UK census.
Co-chair of IGLYO.
Co-chair of IGLYO. Postgraduate psychodrama psychotherapy student, queer feminist and activist from Belgrade, Serbia. They hold a Bachelor degree in Andragogy (Adult education) and are an experienced youth worker and trainer. They have been mostly working with high school and university students, as well as adults and also have experience working with children who work and/or live on the streets. Joksimovic is member of ALTERO- Association for personal training, education, development and empowerment, and actively participates in its work, especially using forum theatre technique to tackle LGBTIQ issues and multiple forms of oppression.
Yolanda Martos Wensell
Bachelor of Science in Information (Journalism) and Master in Political Sociology.
Bachelor of Journalism and Master in Political Sociology. She has worked in written press (daily, weekly and monthly). At TVE, as a screenwriter for the cultural programme "Fin de Siglo", and as a writer in the investigative programme "Espiral, detrás de la noticia". At "Onda Madrid" she has directed, presented and scripted the cultural programme "Madrid a todas luces" for 8 years. The theme of her work has remained social and cultural throughout her career. She is currently a professor of journalism at the APM and works at @bezdiario.
Sexual rights and HIV/AIDS activist.
Sexual rights and HIV/AIDS activist. He is a co-founder of HELEM, the first LGBT organization in the MENA region; board member and founder of MARSA, a comprehensive sexual health clinic in Beirut (Lebanon); founder and currently executive director of AFE, the Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality, whose mission is to encourage and support activists working for sexual rights and gender equality in the MENA region.
AFE’s main activities are in capacity building to support a healthy culture of gender & sexual activism in the Arab world, regional networking, and security and protection. In addition, AFE maintains a resource center, where it conducts research on gender and sexuality across different countries of the MENA region.
Mirna Cunningham Kain
Indigenous Mískitu, educator and physician with a public health specialty, and is Chair of the Center for the Autonomy and Development of Indigenous People (CADPI).
Dr. Mirna Cunningham is an indigenous Mískitu educator and physician specialised public health, and Chair of the Center for the Autonomy and Development of Indigenous People (CADPI). In 2011, she chaired the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, and in 2014 she was FAO's Special Ambassador for the International Year of Family Agriculture and Adviser to the President of the UN General Assembly for the UN World Conference in the World's Indigenous Peoples in the same year. Currently, she chairs AWID - Association for the Rights of Women and Development - and the Indigenous Fund "Diferentes formas de aprender y conocer". She is also a member of the Board in The Hunger Project, the UN Trust Fund for Indigenous Peoples, the Tropical Agriculture Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE) and the Indigenous People's Support Fund at IFAD - (IPAF).