Speakers Madrid Summit
Profesor Titular de Filosofía en la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
Philosophy professor at the Autonomous University of Madrid. PhD in Philosophy from the Autonomous University of Madrid and in History by the École des Hautes Études at Social Sciences of Paris. He has been a guest researcher at the Institut de Littérature Française of the Sorbonne and the Center de Sociologie Européenne of the Collège de France.
He currently teaches Philosophies of Difference, Metaphysics and Ontology. He has worked on topics related to XX Century philosophy, closely related to the History of reading and written culture in ancient Greece and thought in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. He has coordinated the Master's Degree in Criticism and Philosophical Argumentation and the PhD Program in Philosophy and Language Sciences at the UAM.
Co-Secretary General, ILGA. became Egale’s Executive Director in 2007.
Co-Secretary General, ILGA. became Egale’s Executive Director in 2007. She joined the organization with 22 years of experience in politics both as an elected city councillor and a political staffer. She is a founding member of Canadians for Equal Marriage, widely regarded as the most influential public policy lobbying campaign in Canadian history – which ultimately resulted in Canada being one of the first countries in the world to legalize same-sex marriage. Helen’s work includes the Climate Survey on Homophobia and Transphobia in Canadian Schools, the first national survey of its kind in Canada, and provides critical findings on bullying to schools, educators and governments. She has delivered training to Immigration Refugee Adjudicators and police services across Canada and the Balkans. Helen is also a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for community service and activism.
Indian Filmmaker, Activist and Festival Director - INDIA.
Filmmaker, writer, activist and festival director. He has consistently strived to give a voice to social issues in India through his films, writings and public speaking for over two decades. His award winning films The Pink Mirror, Yours Emotionally, 68 Pages, Project Bolo, Purple Skies and Breaking Free present hard-hitting social issues with warmth, compassion and humor; and are at the forefront of India’s emergent queer cinema movement.
He is the Founder Festival Director of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival and FLASHPOINT Human Rights Film Festival, both of which have given a cinematic voice to marginalized communities. One of the Grand Marshals of Montreal Pride 2016. He has figured in the list of ‘Global List of LGBT Influencers’ by BFI Flare, UK; ‘5 most influential gay & lesbian Indians’ by Pink Pages, India; and ‘21 heroes changing LGBTI Asia for the better’ by Asia LGBT Milestone Awards, Hong Kong.
Jorge de Pául de la Iglesia
Born on June 25, 1997, in Madrid, having studied at the Claret School in Madrid and the Wilson's Hospital School in Ireland. He started university in 2015, as a student of Political Science and sociology. During the first year, in January of 2016, between students he founded the association LGBTQ + of the university. In the last course is when he started with activism, giving lectures in colleges or university, in different themes as hate crimes or conferences on Queer Theory, one of his main topics of interest. He is currently vice-president of the association UC3M LGBTQ +, student, delegate, and half of the Invertidxs project, with which they pretend to make youtube a more communication channel for activism.
Juana Isabel López Bernal
Philosophy Professor at IES. PhD in Philosophy.
Philosophy Professor at IES. PhD in Philosophy. Member of the Decontra group, Permanent Research Seminar on the works of Jacques Derrida, on which she has made several publications and collaborated on research projects.
Head of the Department ‘Equality and Citizens’ Rights’ at the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA).
Head of the Department “Equality and Citizens’ Rights” at the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). Since 2003, when he started working for FRA, he has been responsible for several of its major publications, including the legal analysis and surveys of the Agency on LGBTI issues, and contributed extensively to a number of related policy documents.
His areas of expertise include equality and non-discrimination, social inclusion, hate crime and child rights. Since 1983 he has worked in academic institutions, as well as in local and regional government. Later he also coordinated national and transnational research projects.
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.
Medical Director at IVI Group
Director of IVI Madrid and Medical Director at IVI Group. Doctor in medicine. Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Over 25 years experience in Human Reproduction. During this time he has published numerous articles in international journals, book chapters, and has also coordinated several treaties on human infertility. Director of Human Reproduction at the European University of Madrid, Co-director of the Master's Degree in Human Reproduction at UEM and Honorary Professor at the Rey Juan Carlos University.
Freelance photographer who began his career in 1975 as an intern to Crawford Barton.
He is a freelance photographer who began his career in 1975 as an intern to Crawford Barton, who was then the staff photographer for Advocate Magazine. Nicoletta also worked in Harvey Milk’s camera store in the heart of the burgeoning lesbian gay bisexual transgender mecca in the Castro district of San Francisco and he was involved in Milk’s victorious election to public office on one of the first openly gay political platforms in the world. Nicoletta’s body of photographic work maps his long romance with San Francisco and it’s people, especially the lesbian, gay bisexual, and transgender communities. Nicoletta’s work has been featured in numerous settings: books, periodicals, films and collections, including The New York Public Library’s Wallach and Berg Collections and The Bancroft Collection at University of California, Berkeley. In the press section of his website you will find a resume, press clippings and web links to articles about his work.
He is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, London and he is an internationally recognised human rights specialist. Jonathan has been involved in a number of important LGBT+ human rights cases.
He is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, London and he is an internationally recognised human rights specialist. Jonathan has been involved in a number of important LGBT+ human rights cases. These include the UK’s gays in the armed forces case, which established the right to serve for LGBT people before the European Court of Human Rights, as well as cases establishing equal treatment rights for trans people across the EU. Jonathan has written extensively on LGBT+ rights and he was one of the drafters of the UK Declaration of Rights of People Living With HIV/AIDS. More recently, Jonathan has assisted LGBT+ people in countries which criminalise homosexuality to bring legal challenges. He has been involved in cases in Belize, Kenya, Uganda, Jamaica and Indonesia, amongst others. As well as bringing cases to European courts, Jonathan has petitioned the UN, as well as the Inter- American system. He has also worked within the African human rights framework. In 2007, Jonathan was awarded an OBE from the British Queen for services to human rights. He tweets about LGBT+ human rights (amongst other things).
Mercedes Bengoechea Bartolomé
English Professor in Sociolinguistics
English Professor of English Sociolinguistics at the University of Alcalá and Former Dean of the Faculty of Arts; Member of NOMBRA (the Women's Institute Language Advisory Commission) since 1994; Member of the Commission Experience in Language and Children in the Official Institute of RTVE from 2005 to 2008; Coordinator of the first Annual Report at the State Observatory on Violence against Women in 2007; Member of the Commission for the Modernization of Legal Language of the Ministry of Justice 2010-2011. Honorary Research fellow in the universities of Manchester and Liverpool, belongs to the advisory council of IGALA (International Association of Language and Gender).
Diplomat, Human Rights. Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation in Spain.
Diplomat for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation in Spain. Graduate of Political Science and Administration by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She has worked at the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development and in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (MAEC), as well as the Spanish Embassies of Jamaica and Namibia. Since August 2016, she has been part of the team in the Human Rights Office of the MAEC, which deals with several themes and regions: non-discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity; the rights of children and youth; and the supervision of Human Rights in Europe and North America.