España Sáfica

The history of all things lesbian in Madrid and Spain. The events, women, books, films and history that define us in all the different regions of Spain. If you ever had a doubt, lesbians have always been here and we will be here.

Other regions of Spain

Andalucía, Aragon, Asturias, Balearic Islands, Basque Country, Canary Islands, Cantabria, Castilla y León, Castilla – La Mancha, Catalonia, Extremadura, Galicia, La Rioja, Navarre, Region of Murcia, Comunitat Valenciana


A history of Pride in Logroño

            Pride, known as Orgullo in Spanish, appears to have first been celebrated in Logroño in 1981, around four years after the first recognized homosexual march took place in Barcelona and around ten years after the first lesbian led march in honor of Christopher Street Liberation Day took place in Madrid.[1]  That year, Asociación Feminista […]

A history of GYLDA, La Rioja’s first LGTB rights organization

This is part of the work on this blog about the history of lesbians in La Rioja. There was a lot of information about GYLDA in La Rioja and its intersections with lesbian issues in the region that it made sense to write a separate history of the organization and include it in the section […]

An incomplete history Lesbians and feminism in Spain by region

Last night on my Twitter feed, there were some big discussions about lesbians and feminism in Spain.  I can’t really weigh into those debates in Spanish but what I can do is compile a history from various documents I have about lesbians and feminism in Spain.  This piece is not very cohesive because what it […]

A history of women and public toilets+baths in Spain

Unlike the United States and the United Kingdom, the history of women’s toilets and public bathrooms in Spain is not very well documented.  That is a rather depressing given the debate, or lack of debate even, around converting single-sex toilets in Spain to dual-sexed toilets.  This post is a first take on my part with […]


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When I am older, or very old, I will not forget this song of the Vacation. […]

Under the sun and without a coat, with my friend, with my friend.

Gloria Fuertes

Amazing Madrid lesbians include but are not limited to Gloria Fuertes, Lilí Álvarez, Ángeles Álvarez Álvarez, Isabel de Borbón-Parma, Carmen de Burgos, Elena de Céspedes, Laura del Río, Mapi León and Empar Pineda Erdozia.

About España Lésbica

After three years of research, España Sáfica was created to share the Spain’s lesbian history, to make our history visible so it can more easily be shared.

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