Barcarrota is a town with a population of around 3,600 people. It is most famous for being the hometown of a number of Spanish Conquistadors including Captain Gómez de Tordoya, Juan de Acosta and Francisco de la Bastida.
A local radio station in Barcarrota broadcast a program in 1994 called “Somos Diferentes, Somos Iguales” that looked at the reality of gay and lesbian life in Extremadura. As a result, people in Barcarrota and Badajoz decided to create the first LGBT organization in Extremadura later that year. Frente de Liberación gay de Extremadura early in the transition period. It faced huge obstacles and soon folded, making no impact on Extremaduran gay and lesbian culture or pushing through changes to improve the legal situations for homosexuals in the region. In 1995, Barcarrota approved a Registro de Parejas de Hecho, the first town in Extremadura to do so.
Ayuntamiento de Barcarrota, located at Plaza de España, 1, is the local townhall and government offices. The town government approved civil unions in 1995, the first municipality in Extremadura to do so. On 25 November 2020, they held a workshop titled “Violence machista y realidades de mujeres LBT” in honor of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The first part focused on the types of sexist violence faced by women and data about the violence. The second part was a presentation by Fundación Tríangulo social worker Cristina Viciana that specifically talked about violence against women in an LBT context.
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