Hervás

Hervas is a town of 4,000 people founded in the twelfth century. It was home to an important Jewish community in the fifteenth century, with the old Jewish quarter still being visible within the town.

History

The IV encuentro de familias LGBT was held in Hervás from 15 to 18 April 2011. More than 90 families participated, with over 25 babies present with their mothers or fathers. Part of the event was drawing attention to the lack of legal rights faced by lesbian parents, including lack of state support for family planning, lack of access to reproductive assistance, and the need for modifications to the law that required lesbians to be married for custody to be given to both partners at the time of birth of their children. Gay male parents also advocated for their desire for womb rental to be legalized. The documentary Tengo una Familia was filmed during the event, and was later screened at Festival FanCineGay and on Canal Extremadura Tv. The grupo de Familias LGBT inside Fundación Triángulo Extremadura would also be founded as a result of ideas discussed during the meeting.

See

Casa De Cultura de Hervás, located at Avenida de España, 12, is a government run exhibition and performing arts center that also serves as a place where official government acts take place.  The facility showed the documentary, “Now you are a woman” about a lesbian Kenyan activist who sought refugee status in Spain and now lived in Extremadura, on 11 June 2021. The event was organized by Fundación Triángulo Extremadura and financed by the Diputación de Cáceres.

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