Tag: spain gay rights

Gran Canaria: Explore the island’s quirky side and stay in style

The Spanish island is one of the most LGBTI-friendly places on the planet… If you haven’t already visited Gran Canaria, you’ve heard of it by reputation. The Spanish island is one of the most LGBTI-friendly places on the planet and its gay scene is unmissable. The third biggest of Spain’s Canary Islands is also one… Read more »

Spain’s new PM appoints two gay ministers to cabinet

Cabinet now has more women and gay men than heterosexual men Spain’s newly installed government has appointed two openly gay men as cabinet ministers. It’s the first time the country has had such a large LGBT representation in the government’s cabinet office. Mariano Rajoy, the previous prime minister, stepped down last week. He left following… Read more »

The lesbian pioneers who fooled Spain’s Catholic Church

There was something unusual about the fresh-faced groom that day. The priest at the San Jorge church in A Coruña, north-western Spain, didn’t see anything special, and the smattering of relatives in attendance weren’t saying anything. But both ‘Mario’ and his bride, Marcela, were women. It was 1901, and the union between Elisa and Marcela… Read more »

Free open air concerts, 7 different performing stages, parties, art, culture, sport… and all of them in the gay neighbourhood Chueca at the very centre of the city.

WorldPride Madrid 2017 is the global LGBTIQ Pride festival to be held in the neighbourhood of Chueca and the main streets of Madrid. A great festival to celebrate, discuss and show diversity, culminating in the World Pride Parade, which will be the world’s largest Pride parade ever! Read More Here! Source – World Pride Madrid

Barcelona pageant celebrates transgender women

Barcelona, Spain (AP) — Despite facing violence and discrimination in many countries, 28 transgender women found a place to shine. The women competed last weekend to be crowned Miss Trans Star International, Europe’s largest beauty pageant for transgender women and one of a growing number of events aimed at celebrating a population more often condemned.… Read more »

Spain’s First Openly Gay Soccer Referee Is Getting Multiple Death Threats

But Jesús Tomillero vows to continue in the sport “whatever it costs” Spain’s first openly gay referee has said he is going to carry on “whatever the cost,” after being threatened with death by homophobic fans, according to a report in the Guardian. Jesús Tomillero, a referee in the southern Spain’s Andalusian league, received the… Read more »

Olympic Water Polo Player Comes Out Ahead of Rio Games

Víctor Gutiérrez said he “felt a responsibility to share it with others.” Move over, Tom Daley. There’s a new out summer Olympic hopeful jumping in the pool. Víctor Gutiérrez, 25, who plays on the Spanish water polo headed to Rio this summer, came out publicly as gay in an interview with Shangay magazine. In his… Read more »

Abuse At Games Drives Gay Spanish Soccer Referee To Quit

Jesus Tomillero, believed to be the first openly gay registered Spanish soccer referee, is quitting his job over being the target of verbal abuse at games. “I can’t stand it anyone,” Tomillero told the AP. The 21-year-old came out gay 18 months ago on social media. A part-time referee and waiter, Tomillero said that the… Read more »

Spain: Catalonia passes gay anti-discrimination law

In a first for Spain, the autonomous community of Catalonia has passed a law which will punish attacks against the LGBT community with fines of up to €14,000 (£11,000). According to The Local, the divisive vote on Thursday received the backing of left-wing groups but was opposed by Catalan nationalists and conservatives. Regional representatives of… Read more »

Spain: Gay and lesbian retirement home to open in Madrid

A retirement home for gay and lesbian pensioners is to be opened in Madrid. The home, developed by the 26 December Foundation, will be opened next year in a state-of-the-art converted hotel in Lavapiés. Federico Armenteros, the foundation’s president, told the Guardian that society “thinks elderly LGTB don’t exist”. He said the home would not… Read more »