Miajadas

Miajadas is a municipality of around 9,700 people made up of the towns of Miajadas, Alonso de Ojeda and Casar de Miajadas. The area has been occupied since the Neolithic period, with two dolmens having been found in the town. Battles have been fought in the town in the Portuguese Restoration War, the War of Independence and the Civil War.

History

FanCineGay organized the showing of the lesbian themed movie, Carmen y Lola, in a number of towns in late 2018 and early 2019, including in Almendralejo, Miajadas, Jaraíz de la Vera, Cabeza del Buey, Herrera del Duque and Villanueva de la Serena.

Women

Silvia Tostado is a lesbian who grew up in Miajadas. She married her partner Noelia and by 2019 had two children with her, a girl born around 2013 and a boy born around 2017. While she worried about coming out of the closet, she found support from her family, including her grandmother. She went on to become an LGTB activist in rural Extremadura.

See

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 Miajadas, located at Plaza de España, 10, is the local town hall and government offices.  They honored Orgullo in June 2015 by displaying the rainbow flag on the building’s balcony.  They chose to do it in 2015 to honor the passage of Ley LGTBI de Extremadura, the first legislation of its kind in the region, that became law in March of that year. They were criticized for doing that on social media, since there was no comparable heterosexual pride event.  The flag hung from the town hall again in 2018 and 2019, and a publishing of a FEMP manifesto in 2018.

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