Tag Archive | Madrid

Spain: Transgender Gabriel makes the change

Spain: Transgender Gabriel makes the change

(Reuters) – 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 to my mother that when I grew up I was going to be a man called Oscar”, he says. Supported by […]

Huge Crowds Attend World Pride Festival In Madrid

Huge Crowds Attend World Pride Festival In Madrid

(Reuters) After more than a week of events, concerts and a parade attended by hundreds of thousands, Madrid World Pride, the latest incarnation of the largest LGBT festival in the world, ended on Sunday, 2nd July. Since its inception in 2000, World Pride is held once every several years in major cities across the world, […]

Square In Spain To Be Renamed After Gay Rights Activist

Square In Spain To Be Renamed After Gay Rights Activist

A square in Madrid is to renamed after a gay rights activist. The square, presently called Plaza Vasquez de Mella,  is to be renamed after a townhall vote which approved the proposal. Pedro González Zerolo is the gay rights activist after whom the square is to be renamed.

Watch: Conchita Wurst – “Everything has changed for the better”

Eurovision winner (and cover star of EILE’s July issue!) Conchita Wurst has spoken about the positive events that have taken place since her now-iconic performance won this year’s Eurovision Song Contest for Austria. Conchita, whose real name is Tom Neuwirth, recently performed at the Pride festivals of Berlin, Dublin, London and Madrid among others, before […]

Spain To Get Dedicated LGBT Elderly Nursing Home

Spain To Get Dedicated LGBT Elderly Nursing Home

Second only to Sweden’s Rainbow House, established in Stockholm in 2013, Spain is set to have a nursing home completely devoted to elderly LGBT residents. The home will feature beauty salons, physiotherapy centres and saunas, and will cost approximately €1,380 per month to stay there. Federico Armenteros, who founded the 26 December Foundation for the […]