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Spain: Far-right debuts in Senate by blocking anti-homophobia motion

Spain: Far-right debuts in Senate by blocking anti-homophobia motion

(Reuters) – 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 representative to the senate, after it won 12 seats in a regional election in Andalusia in December, the first electoral success […]

Spain: LGBT+ victims of Franco’s regime fight for compensation

Spain: LGBT+ victims of Franco’s 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 in September last year to disinter Franco’s remains from the vast underground basilica, constructed outside the capital Madrid before his death in 1975. […]

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 […]

Spain offers free fertility treatment for lesbians and single women

Spain offers free fertility treatment for lesbians and single women

(Reuters) – 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 rounded off a string of social measures made during Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s first month in power. The austerity-minded government of […]

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, […]

Spain: Injuries As Gay Couple Attacked

Spain: Injuries As Gay Couple Attacked

A gay man sustained injuries as he tried to defend his partner against an attack in Almeria, Spain. The man’s injuries included a broken collarbone, arm, and tooth, in a homophobic attack, which one witness described as coming from youths looking like “neo-nazis”, as the couple were attacked from behind.

Magayzine, the New Spanish LGBT Television Channel

Magayzine, the New Spanish LGBT Television Channel

For a few weeks now, Magayzine has been trial-broadcasting. At the moment broadcasting is intermittent; several stories, a special on Spanish activist Pedro Zerolo (responsible for marriage equality in Spain), some contests, and full coverage of the Pride in Madrid. It will soon begin its regular programming, which will include talk shows, and especially self-produced […]