Speakers Madrid Summit
National Sub-Coordinator at PREVIOS Network, Member of the Coordinating Committee in the LGBTI National Bureau Nicaragua and in he Youth Network of the Political Party MRS.
National Sub-Coordinator at PREVIOS Network, Member of the Coordinating Committee in the LGBTI National Bureau Nicaragua and in he Youth Network of the Political Party MRS. He began to study Political Science at the National University of San Carlos, Guatemala. He studied International Relations at the Universidad Central de Nicaragua UCN. In 2009 he started a work in the Association of Men Against Violence AHCV, where he coordinated the area of Political Incidence, the same responsibility that he had in 2012 in the Movement of Youth Against Violence in Nicaragua. Chester recently, highlighted his work as founding director of the Metamorphosis Club, where a group of young people have partnered to work for human rights from the focus of new masculinities, sexual and reproductive rights and sexual diversity.
Javier Umaña Rivera
President of Pride of Costa Rica.
President of Pride of Costa Rica. Radio and tv broadcaster and entertainer, professional drag queen, actor and administrative assistant. He has been presiding over the march for diversity and the Pride Awards in Costa Rica for 8 years.
Member of the European Parliament since 2014.
He was born in Alessandria in 1974, is a Member of the European Parliament since 2014. He represents Italy's Democratic Party (member of the Party of European Socialists) in the North-West constituency. He is co-president of LGBTI intergroup and a member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. He has always been a civil rights activist working on the issue equality for the LGBTI community. He is currently involved in different national and international initiatives against homophobia and discrimination.
Olbrich heads PayPal’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) core payments business and is a Senior Director and member of the PayPal Management Board for the PayPal Bank, based in Luxembourg.
Olbrich heads PayPal’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) core payments business and is a Senior Director and member of the PayPal Management Board for the PayPal Bank, based in Luxembourg. In this role, he is an active senior management sponsor for PayPal’s LGBT Pride Group and one of the founders. He also regularly provides support to the Women at PayPal group. Olbrich is responsible for the core payments business and his position includes the management of all vendor and network business for PayPal across the EMEA region. Additionally, Luke and his team drive and support PayPal senior management business strategy decisions, and supervise adoption of PayPal’s strategies for innovative payment solutions and new market opportunities across the region. Olbrich regularly engages with financial regulators and policy makers on matters of European payment system innovation, stability and security.
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.
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.
Ambassador of the Dutch Gay Pride 2017
Souad Boumedien (42) works as a Sergeant for the Dutch National Police Force in Amsterdam. She is of Moroccan decent, Muslim and elected to be Ambassador for the Dutch Gay Pride 2017. According to her, her sexual orientation does not conflict with her faith in the Islam: “The freedom to be gay, bi or transgender is increasingly seen as the same freedom to be religious”. Souad is one of the initiators of the “Moroccan float” that participated in the 2016 Gay Pride in Amsterdam and gave a platform to participants with Moroccan roots.
Director at Womantalent, journalist, executive brander and expert in Communication, Leadership, Personal Brand and New Technologies.
Director at Womantalent, journalist, executive brander and expert in Communication, Leadership, Personal Brand and New Technologies. She is the founder of Womantalent, a 2.0 network of professional women, entrepreneurs and leaders whose goal is to empower and make women visible as leaders. Columnist in LA RAZÓN, where she writes about Leadership 3.0 and has a own section of interviews with Women Leaders. She also has her own section of leadership in the program "Emprende" at RTVE and writes for TELVA on professional trends, as well as for other national and regional media. She is a mentor at the Universidad Internacional de la Rioja and a member committee at the Spanish Association of Interim Management.
José Joaquín Álvarez de la Roza
Secondary School teacher and Director of an LGBTQIA+ department in secondary Schools.
Secondary School teacher and Director of an LGBTQIA+ department in secondary Schools. He has been linked to the LGBTI groups for more than twenty years, coordinates the Gender and Sexual Diversity Attention Tutoring program in the IES Duque de Rivas, a pioneering project in secondary education aimed at erradicating sexism and homophobic violence in the School environment.
Campaigns Director for Europe at Amnesty International.
Campaigns Director for Europe at Amnesty International, leading the organisation's campaigns in the region. Fulippou has conducted research on hate crimes against LGBTI people in Europe and has overseen Amnesty International’s regional campaigns in support of LGBTI individuals and Prides at risk, transgender rights and, most recently, on the rights of people with variations of sex characteristics. Over the last 10 years he has managed campaigns with a focus on equality and non-discrimination, the rights of refugees, children's rights, freedom of expression and other areas.
She is an Icelandic author who has written 15 books, both fiction and non-fiction, and several plays, mostly for radio and TV. Three of her novels and two of her plays have LGBT themes.
Jónína published the book “Jóhanna and I” about her life with Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, former Prime Minister of Iceland. Their relationship began in 1985 and when the couple later married, Sigurðardóttir became the first leader in the world to have a same-sex partner.
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.