Valencia de Alcántara is located on the border with Portugal and has played an important historical role as a result. The town has been occupied since the Lusitanian Wars, when the Romans took control of the Iberian Peninsula. It was part of Portugal from 1644 to 1668 before returning to Spanish hands, though battles and conflicts over control of the town between Spain and Portugal would continue for over 100 more years.
Valencia de Alcántara en Común promoted the Jornadas Feminists 2015 de la Asambla Universitaria in Badajoz in November of that year. The event feminist event had a LBT women’s presentation. It also had a presentation on women being the object of oppression and violence.
Podemos Valencia de Alcántara recognized Lesbian Visibility Day on 26 April 2016 by reposting content from the national party on their social media accounts.
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 Valencia de Alcántara, located at Plaza de la Constitución, is the local town hall and government offices. On 28 June 2021, the town hall organized a reading of a manifesto in celebration of Orgullo. The manifesto they read out was almost exclusively focused on transwomen, with two mentions of lesbians, and which erased the important role lesbian women played in Stonewall, incorrectly crediting the actions of American lesbians to transwomen who showed up after the fact.
Casa de Cultura, located at Plaza Gregorio Bravo, 4, is a local town hall run cultural institution. It has space to host exhibitions and performances. It was renovated in the early 2020s. From 11 to 17 December 2017, the Sala de Exposiciones at the center hosted Fundación Triángulo organized exhibition on LGBTI human rights around the world. On the first day of the exhibition, there was also a workshop on the same theme. The event was supported by the local town hall.
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