Tag Archive | Spain

Spain: PM to act on hate crime after homophobic assault

Spain: PM to act on hate crime after homophobic assault

(Reuters) – Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will chair on Friday an urgent meeting of Spain’s commission against hate crimes, amid an uproar over a suspected homophobic assault on a 20-year-old Spaniard in central Madrid. The young man was returning home on Sunday afternoon, when eight people wearing hoods managed to surround him in his building’s […]

Spain: Court remands three over killing of gay man

Spain: Court remands three over killing of gay man

(Reuters) – A Spanish court remanded three people in custody on Friday on suspicion of beating a man to death last weekend in a presumed homophobic attack that caused mass protests across Spain. Six people have been arrested so far in connection with the killing of 24-year-old nursing assistant Samuel Luiz outside a nightclub in […]

Spain: LGBT fear after gay man beaten to death

Spain: LGBT fear after gay man beaten to death

Alejandra Aguado has started to think twice about what to wear when she goes out in Spain, for fear of being attacked for being a transgender woman, amid rising violence against LGBT+ people. “I’ve changed the way I dress and wear make-up. I’m less suggestive, less flamboyant,” the 23-year-old told the Thomson Reuters Foundation from […]

Spain: Gay man’s death sparks widespread protests

Spain: Gay man’s death sparks widespread protests

(Reuters) – People took to the streets of Spain’s biggest cities on Monday evening, to express their anger at the death of a man in a suspected homophobic attack at the weekend. Crowds filled a central Madrid square, and activists marched down a major street in Barcelona, chanting slogans and waving placards and rainbow-coloured flags.

Madrid: Gay pride returns after COVID cancellation

Madrid: Gay pride returns after COVID cancellation

Madrid Pride – Image: citylifemadrid.com (Reuters) – Thousands of people danced, beat drums, and waved flags through the streets of Madrid on Saturday, as the Spanish capital’s gay pride parade returned, after being cancelled in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many wore rainbow face-masks at the parade, usually one of the world’s largest LGBT […]

Spain: Proposal to make official gender change easier

Spain: Proposal to make official gender change easier

(Reuters) – People in Spain wishing to change their official gender will no longer have to undergo medical and psychological exams, or years of hormone treatment, if a bill from the Equality Ministry on Wednesday is taken up by the government, and becomes law. Spain currently requires transgender people to have hormone treatment for two […]

Spanish village makes its own rainbow after council’s gay pride flag banned

Spanish village makes its own rainbow after council’s gay pride flag banned

(Reuters) – When police ordered a local mayor in southern Spain to take down a rainbow flag put up to celebrate gay pride on Friday, because it was illegal, more than 300 households in the village rallied to the cause, and flew their own flags. By the time gay pride celebrations took place in Spain […]

Spain: New government argues against sex education veto

Spain: New government argues against sex education veto

(Reuters) – Spain’s new leftist government accused the far right on Tuesday of eroding children’s right to education and promoting ignorance, in response to attempts by the region of Murcia to uphold a divisive ‘parental veto’ on sex education. The ultra-conservative Vox party, which emerged as Spain’s third largest political force in a parliamentary election […]

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. […]