Speakers Madrid Summit
Coordinator of educational and youth area of Positive Support.
Educational and youth coordinator of Apoyo Positivo. Psychologist and Sexologist, since 2005 she has developed her professional work in the area of Sexology in the social sector and in the NGO environment, carrying out functions in the field of program management, training and teaching, education, and sexual and couple counseling in entities such as the Sexpol Foundation, the Young Center for Contraception and Sexuality in Madrid or UNAF. She has worked for the promotion of sexual and reproductive education, health and rights with vulnerable groups such as youths, women, immigrants and LGBTI people. She was part of the team that started a sexual health center for young people in INJUVE.
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).
Social worker and founding member of Imagina Más, coordinator of the Trans department.
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.
José Luis Pedreira
Doctor in medicine. Specialist in pediatrics and psychiatry. Psychotherapist accredited by FEAP, ICOMEM and World Council of Psychotherapist.
Doctor in medicine. Specialist in pediatrics and psychiatry. Psychotherapist accredited by FEAP, ICOMEM and World Council of Psychotherapist. Professor Tutor of UNED. He has always worked as a Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist for children and adolescents. Co-director of the University Unit of Mental Health of children, adolescents and young adult of the Hospital La Luz of Madrid. Advisor to Fundación Daniela. He has directed 9 PhD theses. He has been awarded the Research Prize by the Royal Academy of Medicine, the National Psychosocial Research Prize in 2000 and the International Research Prize of IOCIM. He has published in more than 50 books of his specialty and more than 250 works in Scientific Journals of his specialty.
Staff - International Organization for Migration - Mexico. Graduated in International Relations at the Universidad Anáhuac México.
Staff - International Organization for Migration - Mexico. Graduated in International Relations at the Universidad Anáhuac México, part of his thesis was dedicated to the study of the LGBTI migrant community in Mexico; This chapter was published by Duke University in conjunction with his alma mater. It works in the Program of Attention to Returned Migrants (PAMIR) and this in the International Organization for Migration, the United Nations Agency for Migration. He has training in various areas of Human Rights.
Pablo Ortíz Navarro
Biotechnology processes graduate and project manager. He was a model for Flex, using his media impact to give visibility to asexuality in Spain. He has spent years collaborating with environmental volunteer projects, leading fairs and scientific conferences and others in a humanitarian nature.
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).
Juan Manuel Carrasco
Secondary School Teacher and Education Coach with FELGTB.
Since April 2016 he has been involved in the revitalization of the FELGTB's Education Task Force. Since 2012, he has been collaborating in COGAM by providing workshops for the prevention of LGBT-phobic school bullying and suicide risk in LGBT adolescents. Volunteer trainer and teacher in "Education in affective-sexual diversity and gender identities (DSG)". Collaborator in the research "LGBT-phobia in the classroom 2015. Do we educate in sexual-affective diversity?" And "LGBT-phobic cyberbullying. New forms of intolerance" by COGAM-ILGA.
Vice-President of the Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality, Portugal, which is the National mechanism for gender equality.
Carlos Duarte has a Law degree and is the Vice-President of the Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality (CIG) of Portugal. He was Social Attaché in the Portuguese Permanent Representation to the European Union from 2003 to 2008 and Counsellor to the Portuguese Embassy in Madrid from 2009 to 2012. He was Adviser to the Minister of Work and Solidarity. More recently, he was Head of the Sectoral Policies Division, General-Directorate of European Affairs, in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. CIG is a public administration body, supervised by the Secretary of State for Citizenship and Equality of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, aiming to ensure the implementation of public policies on citizenship and the promotion of gender equality. Over the past years, Portugal has made considerable efforts to promote and protect the rights of LGBTIQ persons and to eliminate all forms of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and CIG has always been in the forefront of this fight.
General Linguistics Professor at the University of León and Member at the Royal Spanish Academ.
General Linguistics Professor at the University of León and member of the Real Academia Española since 2008. Director of the "Spanish to the Day" Department at RSA and Advisory Board member of Fundéu. Academic correspondent at the Academies of Chile, Panama and Cuba.
He is the author of more than twenty books and about 150 research articles. He has directed about twenty research projects, as well as many doctoral theses and numerous national and international courses and congresses.
Anna Bastín Löwgren
Wine Development and Sourcing Manager at Altia www.altiagroup.com
Wine Development and Sourcing Manager responsible for True Colours cava project at Altia Corporation. Anna has a master degree of international business administration and is also trained sommelier with a passion for corporate social responsibility topics. She has been working in the wine business for 9 years in Sweden and for the last 4,5 years she has been working for Altia as a wine buyer for Altia’s own brands wine portfolio destined the markets in the Nordics and Baltics. Anna is also a member of Altia’s Corporate Responsibility working group.