Navalmoral de la Mata is a municipality of around 17,000 people. The Vila has had human occupation since the earliest days of human settlement on the Peninsula. Real settlement took place before the Romans arrived, with humans on the location ever since. It has been impacted by several of Spain’s wars including the War of Independence, the Carlist Wars and the Civil War.
The Junta de Extremadura’s Instituto de la Mujer (IMEX) had competency regarding the double discrimination of lesbians and bisexual women because of their sexual orientation and gender. In 2018, their complimentary activities including celebrating the Jornadas de Visibildad Lésbica in Navalmoral de la Mata on 21 and 22 April. The lesbian visibility event was transwomen inclusive. The event also wanted to give rural populations an idea about the reality of life for lesbians, bisexual women and transwomen to improve their acceptance in private and public spaces. The event was organized by Extremadura Entiende and financed by the Consejería de Cultura e Igualdad with a budget of €2660.35.
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.
Casa de la Cultura de Navalmoral de la Mata, located at Plaza Rafael Medina, is the local government run cultural center with exhibition and performing art spaces. It is also where the local government has their Salón de Actos. From 1 – February 2017, it hosted the exhibition, El mundo no es de color rosa, aimed at highlighting the continuing vulnerability of the fundamental rights of lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender. The exhibition was organized by Fundación Triángulo Extremadura with funding from Diputación de Cáceres.