Torrejoncillo

Torrejoncillo is a municipality of around 3,000 people and is most famous for it festival, Encamisá. Areas in and near the town were occupied during the Roman period with permanent settlement dating to the Reconquista period.

History

Torrejoncillo played host to a traveling exhibition in the early 2020s titled, “Stories of Resistance” organized by Fundación Triángulo Extremadura in collaboration with the Agencia Extremeña de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AEXCID). The exhibit told the stories of LGBTI people in Extremadura and the surrounding provinces fleeing persecution of homosexuality. One of the stories featured was that of a lesbian who fled El Salvador after her sexual orientation led to persecution in her local barrio near the capital.

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Ayuntamiento de Torrejoncillo, located at Plaza Mayor, 1, is the local town hall and government offices. The town hall celebrated Orgullo 2019, with a mural being painted in the town of Ugandan lesbian activist Kasha Nabagesera.  On 28 June 2021, the town hall celebrated Orgullo by hanging a rainbow flag from the balcony and posting about the day on social media.

Casa de Cultura “Raúl Moreno” de Torrejoncillo, located at Calle Genaro Ramos, 15, is a municipal run exhibition space and performing arts center. Fundacion Triangulo Extremadura, in collaboration with the Ayuntamiento de Torrejoncillo, organized the exhibition, “Si hubiesen existido 2 Evas” at the Casa de Cultura from 26 October to 1 November 2020.  The exhibition was a series of photographs that reclaimed lesbian sexuality, largely unseen throughout history.  A related exhibition was held at the same time in the adjacent space titled “Mi pueblito bueno”, which showed the lives LBT women in rural Extremadura.

Universidad Popular De Torrejoncillo, located at Calle Genaro Ramos, 15, is an autonomous organization organized by the local town hall that promotes cultural and sport activities in the town. Fundacion Triangulo Extremadura organized a workshop on 18 December 2017 about LGTBphobia and the global situation regarding the rights of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transpeople around the world.

I.E.S.O. Vía Dalmacia, located at Avenida de la Fuente de Beber, 0, is a local public high school. The school celebrated Día Internacional contra la Homofobia, la Transfobia y la Bifobia on 17 May 2021, with rainbow and trans flags flown around the school and activities to support the day with a message that love and respect are what matter, no matter a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.  The event was supported by Fundación Triángulo Extremadura.

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