Azuaga

Azuaga is a town with a population of around 7,800 people. Archeological works in the town date early human occupation to the bronze age. It has been occupied continually since the Visigoth period.

History

Izquierda Unida Azuaga issued an institutional declaration in honor of Orgullo 2020. The only class in LGTB that they mentioned on their own was transpeople, who were mentioned once. Women was a class were mentioned twice. Izquierda Unida Azuaga mentioned Lesbian Visibility Day on their Twitter account on 26 April 2021, using the hashtag #DiaVisibilidadLesbica.

Women

Estela Sevillano Esquivel is a lesbian from Extremadura who represents the experiences of other lesbians born in the 1990s and 2000s.

Sevillano Esquivel was born in 1996 in Azuaga. When she was a 4-year-old, she moved to Don Benito. Growing up, she never learned about homosexuality and that it was possible to like girls; she only knew about heterosexuality. She came out of the closet when she was 15-year-old by telling her gay brother. She then told her parents, who accepted her unconditionally though they were surprised as she did not conform to the stereotypes they had about lesbians. Her peers called her a fake lesbian for similar reasons, including that her taste in clothing meant she could not be a lesbian. She moved to Badajoz when she was an 18-year-old to do a double degree in LADE and Economics at the Universidad de Extremadura in Badajoz. Her lesbianism meant she was rejected by some of her peers, so she went back into the closet. A few years later, she came out again and started volunteering for Fundación Triángulo.

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Calle Carolina Coronado is a street in the town named after Carolina Coronado, one a handful of Spanish Sapphic writers from the 19th Century. She was part of the hermandad lírica. Coronado was widely read at the time but later written out of history because she challenged patriarchal norms of the era.

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