Speakers Madrid Summit
General Coordinator of LGTB Arcoirís Association in Honduras, Human Rights activist and for LGTB community equality.
General Coordinator of the LGTB Arcoiris Association in Honduras, and Human Rights and equality for the LGTB community activist. A Social Worker specialized in Public Policy, he has obtained international recognition as "International Activist of the Human Rights for LGBT people" awarded by the Irish Federation of LGTB organizations in 2016; The "Cometa de Libertad de Derechos of Freedom of Human Rights" by the World Health Organization WHO / PAHO; and the "Recognition to the Pink Triangle Award" by the Barcelona gay collective.
He is currently a member of the National Council for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders in Honduras, a member of the Central American Regional Pride Platform and an activist member of the Sexual Diversity Committee in Honduras.
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.
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.
Social educator with over 40 years experience and Honorary President of the General Council of Colleges of Educators and Social Educators. President and Founder of the Foundation 26 de Diciembre with a pioneering project of psycho-social and socioeducational Center of care for LGTB elders in Madrid. Member of the Sectorial Council of Older People of the City of Madrid. Expert in Childhood Policy and in Drug Addiction and HIV / AIDS.
Social worker and founding member of Imagina Más, coordinator of the Trans department.
Business Consultant and the founder of LesWorking.
Marta is a Business Consultant and the founder of LesWorking, the first international professional network for lesbian women. LesWorking currently has more than 1,000 women from more than 20 countries in different professional sectors. The goal of the network is to connect and empower lesbian women to boost their careers and professional projects, as well as promote an inclusive and positive visibility of lesbian community in society and companies.
She has an MBA from Instituto de Empresa, she worked for more than 10 years in strategic and business consulting for multinational companies, developing projects in Spain and Latin America. Openly lesbian, Marta is considered one of the most influential LGBT people in Spain (rankings of El Mundo 2014 and El Confidencial 2015). He has been a speaker at TEDx Valladolid and has participated in national and international forums in Europe, USA and Latin America.
Ruth Vargas Rincón
Anthropologist, with master's degree in Cultural Studies and Doctorate in Humanities.
Anthropologist, with master's degree in Cultural Studies and Doctorate in Humanities. She has participated in various socio-cultural studies, focusing on the reconstruction of memories related to political and social conflicts, with a gender focus. She has also worked for several years on youth issues, paying special attention to the relations between the public sphere, body and regulation / resistance, from feminist and justice approaches.
She is currently part of the International Youth Agency's work team for Latin America, supporting the definition and implementation of regional programs and initiatives prioritized to strengthen the role of young people as agents of transformation.
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.
Doctor in medicine and surgery. Associate Professor at Rey Juan Carlos I University.
Specialist in genital reconstruction surgery for transsexual people. He is associate professor at Public University Rey Juan Carlos in the Department of Human Anatomy. Also specialized in Forensic and Legal Medicine by the Universidad Complutense of Madrid.
He has been a member of the Board of Directors in Illustrious Medical Association of Madrid until 2008 and General Director at Health Training Foundation until 2011..
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.
Belén López Valcárcel
Actress, volunteer and student of social work.
Actress, volunteer and Social Work student. She spent 6 months working at a refugee camp in Katsikas (Greece), teaching drama lessons and coordinating volunteers at the hospital program Now in Madrid, she is part of the citizen movement Sick of waiting and is also involved in the creative process of working on refugees Aire, arena y muro at Teatro a voces.
Inter/national Solidarity manager in Korean Sexual-minority Culture and Rights Center, Committee member on Rainbow Action against Sexual minority Discrimination
Candy Darim Yun is an Inter/national Solidarity manager in Korean Sexual-minority Culture and Rights Center. She started her movement from the full-time activist of Sexual minority committee of Democratic Labor’s Party at 2006. After that, she co-founded and worked at the “Korean Transgender Activist Group Jirung-e” for 5 years which was the first trans rights group in Korea.
Yun worked aggressively with the agreement of necessity in Trans rights movement as a project manager in “Transgender patchwork project” and cofounded “Salim Health Cooperative”. Currently, she is working for the hosting first Pride house in Asia which is the welcoming venue for LGBT athletes who visits the country when the global sports events happen.”