Almoharín

Almoharín is a municipality of 2,000 people on the road between Don Benito and Cáceres. It is famous for its fig production. Human settlement first occurred in the first millennia BCE and continued until at least the third century CE. The historical record than disappears until the mid-Reconquista period, when a real settlement on the site occurred as a result of Moors living in the area. The town officially gained Vila status in 1598.

Women

Soledad Santos, a lesbian who grew up in Almoharín, was viewed as a weirdo growing up because she did not have a boyfriend when all her friends did. This scared her and she eventually tried to go out with a boy but realized that was not who she was. When she came out to her family, they were supportive. She eventually became involved with her partner, Linda Gil, around 2009.

Watch

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 Soledad Santos Tello, who is from Almoharín.

History

Soledad Santos and Lidia Gil were interviewed by A esta hora, a program on Canal Extremadura, in May 2017 about being a lesbian couple in a rural environment.

See

Iglesia parroquial de El Salvador, located at Calle Zurbarán, 1, is the local Catholic church. The building was constructed in the 15th century as a defensive building. Later, in the 16th century, a bell tower was added and the body of the building was widened. In the 18th century, a third section of the church was constructed, drawing inspiration from Andalusian architecture of the time. The transept is constructed from masonry and granite ashlars. It was later declared a monument of historical-artistic interest. In August 2021, the church posted to their social media that they converted a lesbian named María away from the lesbian life as a result of bringing her back to the faith. Their post about a parishioner was denounced by Fundación Triángulo Extremadura and several members of the local community, and it was subsequently deleted a few days later. Despite this, the church defended their post saying this sort of conversion happens but is often hidden by the media. The church was supported by members of Vox, who decried their freedom to be free of LGBT propaganda.

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