Alcobendas

Alcobendas is a town in Agricultural Comarca of Área Metropolitana.  Situated 15km north of Madrid capital, it is 700 meters above sea level. Alcobendas was founded in 1208 and has a population of around 116,000 people.

History

2019 saw a decrease of LGBT hate crimes, down 24 from the previous year. While 248 of the 321 reported incidents took place in Madrid capital, the city recorded 4 cases, tired for fourth most in the region alongside Getafe. 19.4% of the victims across the whole of the region were lesbians, the second largest group behind gay men at 68.1%.

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Calle Rosa Chacel is a street located in the town. It is named after the writer Rosa Chacel, who was born in Valladolid on 3 June 1898. A member of the Generación del 27, she would write her autobiography Acrópolis which discussed being a lesbian in Spain in the 1920s.

Calle Gloria Fuertes is a street in the town named in honor of Gloria Fuertes. Fuertes was a poet and member of the Generación del 50, the first post-war generation of Spanish writers. She was a lesbian and feminist, and an important one in Francoist Spain at a time when the regime demanded conformity to strict ideological gender roles. The area where the street is located is typical of Spain in that it is mixed residential and commercial. It is not a bad option to stop for lunch as there are a number of food options one or two streets away.