Alcuéscar is a municipality with a population of around 2,500 people. The town is famous for being home to a Visigoth temple, the Iglesia Santa Lucía del Trampal, built around the seventh century.
Lidia Gil is a lesbian from Alcuéscar who came out of the closet around 2006, when she was only a 13-year-old. She was one of the first women in the town to come out as a lesbian, and she had a positive experience with coming out. She started dating her partner Soledad around 2009. She is able to kiss her girlfriend on the street of her town because everyone knows who she is and is not surprised by her. Because there are so few lesbians in her area, she has become a local reference point, defining what being a lesbian is in her local area.
Gil has worked as a camp monitor at a religious camp. While working there, she has explained to students that there are many types of families, including those where children have two mothers. Her employers have allowed her to share accommodation with her girlfriend, with the only rule being that she cannot engage in public displays of affection, a rule that applies to all couples regardless of sex.
Mi pueblito bueno is a series of videos produced by Fundación Triángulo Extremadura with funding from Instituto de la Juventud de Extremadura and in collaboration with the Junta de Extremadura. One of the women they featured is Lidia Gil, who is from Alcuéscar.
CTC Rafael García Plata de Osma, on Calle de los Huertoes, hosted a showing of the documentary film Mi pueblito bueno on 16 October 2019. The film told the stories of LBT women in rural Extremadura.
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