Jerez de los Caballeros

Jerez de los Caballeros is a town of around 9,200 people. It has been inhabited since prehistory. When it was occupied by the Phoenicians, it was called Ceret. The Romans called it Fama Iulia Seria or Caeriana. It continued to be occupied during the Visigoth period. During the Hispano-Moorish period, the town was known as Xerixa or Xeris. It was conquered by the Templars and Rey Alfonso IX de León in 1230, when it was repopulated, and the name changed to Jerez.

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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.

Ayuntamiento de Jerez de los Caballeros, located at Plaza Alcazaba, s/n, is the local town hall and government offices. The rainbow flag was flown from the town hall in June 2016 for a week in honor of Orgullo. There were three days of activities at the local townhall in June 2017 in honor of Orgullo. The activities were focused on bringing visibility to members of the LGTB collective. In honor of Orgullo 2019, a manifesto was read at the town hall at 21:30 on 28 June. The event was supported by Partido Popular, with Manuela Cordobés Rodríguez and Francisca Rosa Romero members participating. On Día Internacional contra la LGTBIfobia on 17 May 2020, the rainbow flag was hung from the balcony. Orgullo was again celebrated in 2020 at the town hall with a rainbow flag being hung from the façade of the building. An institutional event was again organized for Orgullo in 2021, with a manifesto being read and multiple rainbow flags hanging from the building. Participants all wore face masks. Asociación de Mujeres Progresistas ‘Felisa Tanco’ Jerez de los Caballeros participated in the 2021 event.

Podemos Jerez de los Caballeros, located at Calle San Agustín, 4, is the location of Podemos’s local office. In 2015, the paid homage to Orgullo on June 28.

Asociación de Mujeres Progresistas ‘Felisa Tanco’ Jerez de los Caballeros, located at Calle Olivar, s/n, is a non-profit feminist association. In 2021, nine members of the association participated in the official Orgullo celebrations organized by the local townhall. Otherwise, they have done no events specific to lesbians.

PSOE’s Jerez de los Caballeros local branch has an office at Calle Monte Dorado, 61. In June 2016, Juventudes Socialistas Jerez Caballeros recognized the celebration of Orgullo on their social media accounts.

Auditorio Conventual San Agustín, located at Calle San Agustín, 12, is a theater and event space in the town.  It is located in an old convent. There was a screening of the documentary about lesbians in Extremadura, Los versos de Safo, as part of Orgullo 2017 celebrations in the town.  It took place at the Auditorio Conventual San Agustín.  The screening was the only class specific event at that year’s Orgullo celebration.

Plaza de España is where benches are located that have been painted the color of the rainbow in honor of Orgullo in 2017.

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