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.
Former Prime Minister of Iceland.
Former Prime Minister of Iceland, member of the the Icelandic Parliament for 35 years. She was Minister of Social Affairs, Insurance and Housing for 9 years and Prime Minister for 4 years before she retired in 2013. She is married to Jónína Leosdóttir, writer and former journalist 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.
Feminist teacher, openly lesbian and contributor to activist LGBTIQ media and education magazines.
Feminist teacher, openly lesbian and collaborator at LGBTIQ media outlets and Education magazines. Co-Founder of the project "Observatorio Coeducativo-Lgbti". Secondary school French teacher and Sworn Translator of English Language. Educator teacher in Gender Equality, by the AEGI Association. Accredited as Equality Coordinator by the Canary Islands Ministry of Education.
She holds 3 Master’s degrees in three areas: Gender Studies and Equality Policies, Abuse and Gender Violence, and Law, Economy and Politics of the European Union. Co-author of several books, she manages the Diversidad y Coeducación blog for didactic resources in affective-sexual diversity and coeducation in the classroom. She also helps manage the Lyceum Club Femenino, a platform for reflection and recovery of feminist memory.
International news editor for the Washington Blade, which is the oldest LGBT newspaper in the U.S.
International news editor for the Washington Blade, which is the oldest LGBT newspaper in the U.S. since 2015. Lavers has reported from the U.S. Deep South, the United Nations, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Chile, the Netherlands, Israel, the West Bank and the Golan Heights, among other places. He has also appeared on Al Jazeera, BBC, WNYC and other English and Spanish-language media outlets to discuss LGBT-specific issues.
Associate Human Rights Officer
Special Procedures Branch - United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). Team of the Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity & Independent Expert on Persons with Albinism. Mr. Serefidis has worked with human rights NGOs on the rights of minorities and indigenous peoples; the International Labour Organization as a consultant on labour and human rights standards and on Roma issues; government permanent missions to the UN as a human rights expert; and, the private sector.
He has worked with the Committee on the Rights of the Child, the Human Rights Committee and the UN Voluntary Funds for the Victims of Torture and Slavery. Currently, he supports the work of two United Nations independent experts, the IE on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (HRC Resolution 32/2) and the IE on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism (HRC Resolution 28/6).
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.
María José Sanz Jiménez
Global Lead for Accenture Enterprises Services for Goverment ( AESG) Business Service and Iberia Inclusion and Diversity Lead.
Accenture Consultant in the area of Financial Services. In 2001 she became the first partner in Financial Services and the youngest in Spain at that time.
Founder and director at URBANA TRANS.
Trans woman from Argentina and resident in Germany. Founder and director at URBANA TRANS, a group formed by more than 2000 international trans women, with the purpose in creating visibility of trans life to be aware of the issues of social exclusion and discrimination for trans people.
Gynecologist in the Sexual and Reproductive Health Program for the City Council of Madrid.
Qualified and with experience in: contraception, sexology, epidemiology, cooperation and development, especially with minors and adolescents, migrants, LGTB, roma, disabled, and HIV affected populations, women in prostitution, etc. Ex- President of the Spanish Family Planning Federation (FPFE), member of the IPPF, and also member of its European Executive Committee (2005-08). Spokeswoman of the Platform “Decidir Nos Hace Libre”, focused on abortion (2012-2015). International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) Award for Outstanding Contributions to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, 2015.
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).
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.
President of the Association LGTBIPOL Agents of the Authority for Diversity.
National Police since 2011. President of the Association LGTBIPOL Agents of the Authority for Diversity since 2016. Activist for LGBTI community and propeller for the visibility of the community in all areas both social and labor. From LGTBIPOL they want to establish a connection line more specialized and sensitized that can unite police corporations, both national police, municipal police and civil guard with the Lgtbi collective to achieve excellent treatment in all their new process to citizens whatever their requirement or need. Working in the training and information for professionals of FORCES AND SECURITY BODIES as well as with the associations and institutions that require our services.