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LGBTI Rights in Spain


ADDED ON: 03/06/2019

Two Arrested for Alleged Murder of Trans Woman Found Dead in Spanish Orchard

Two arrested for alleged murder of trans woman found dead in Spanish orchard. The woman was found in a church in Castelló de la Plana, Spain.  Two people have been arrested and…

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ADDED ON: 02/25/2019

Spain’s far-right debuts in Senate by blocking anti-homophobia motion

Spain's far-right party Vox debuted in the upper house of parliament by blocking a motion calling for an official stance against homophobia in sport. Vox automatically obtained the right to send one…

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ADDED ON: 02/14/2019

LGBT+ Victims of Spain’s Franco Regime Fight for Compensation

Moves by Spain to finally exhume the remains of former dictator Francisco Franco have spurred growing demands for compensation by LGBT+ victims of oppression and torture under his 36-year regime. Spain voted…

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ADDED ON: 01/30/2019

Barcelona’s LGBT centre is vandalised one week after opening

Residents of Barcelona have shown their support for the queer community after the city’s LGBT+ centre was vandalised just over one week after opening. The Centre LGBTI Barcelona opened in Calle Borrell, Barcelona, on…

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ADDED ON: 01/23/2019

Gabriel’s journey: A transgender Spaniard makes the change

Gabriel Diaz de Tudanca is a 19-year-old Spaniard who, although born a girl, identified as male from early childhood. "When I was three years old I came back from school and said…

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ADDED ON: 12/20/2018

Nicaragua’s rainbow revolutionaries

A humble cinderblock home with a tin roof in a poor neighborhood in the Costa Rican capital of San José has become a refuge for nearly 40 gay Nicaraguan youth who played…

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ADDED ON: 12/17/2018

She didn’t win the crown, but Spain’s Angela Ponce captivates netizens

After the announcement of the top 20 semi-finalists, in which she failed to advance, Ponce walked the stage one last time while a tribute video was playing. Ponce recieved cheers from the…

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ADDED ON: 12/13/2018

Miss Universe’s First Transgender Contestant Revels in Being Role Model

Like many other contestants at the Miss Universe beauty pageant, Angela Ponce grew up watching the glitzy spectacle on television, dreaming of representing her country one day. This year, her wish has…

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ADDED ON: 08/23/2018

Madrid to Open First Public Retirement Home for Gay People

A project to open an LGBTI friendly retirement home has been given the green light by authorities in Madrid with plans to open it by the end of the year. A building…

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ADDED ON: 07/09/2018

Spain Offers Free Fertility Treatment for Lesbians and Single Women

Spain’s new Socialist government has agreed to offer free reproductive treatment to lesbians and single women on Friday, restoring a benefit cancelled by the conservative administration it toppled in June. The announcement…

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ADDED ON: 07/09/2018

Activists Sneak Pride into Russia

Six activists made Moscow a little gayer using some creativity. The activists from Spain, The Netherlands, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Colombia joined together using soccer shirts, standing side-by-side in the color of…

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ADDED ON: 07/02/2018

Transgender Woman Makes History by Winning Miss Universe Spain

Ángela Ponce, 26, beat off competition from 22 other finalists to triumph at the contest in Tarragona, six years after Miss Universe was opened to trans contestants. Ponce will now go on to represent…

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