Alcorcón

History

Aroa Montano and Laura Muñoz, a lesbian couple with 3 minor children from relationship by Aroa, were forced to live on the street after they lost their jobs and their an apartment in Móstoles after it was confiscated by Bankia. They left the apartment after four Poles confronted them, saying they would destroy their apartment. The couple and the children left, soon arriving in Alcorcón to occupy an apartment owned by the Diocese of Getafe. After being evicted from that location, they accused the church of evicting them because they were lesbians.

Research in 2016 by midwives at several public hospitals in the Comunidad de Madrid on lesbian mothers found that many were forced to go to private healthcare for fertility treatment, that they faced discrimination in public health by some professionals, that there was more paperwork for them than heterosexual couples. Lesbian couples were concerned about criticism of their children and lack of support for lesbian women becoming parents. Both mothers though did feel equal emotional bonds to their children. Midwives from Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro, Hospital Universitario de Móstoles and Hospital Universitario Fundación de Alcorcón participated in the study.

A 16-year-old girl was arrested in Alcorcón in May 2021 for an alleged hate crime against another girl, aged 14, that was allegedly motivated because of the victim’s sexual orientation. The attack took place on the side of the road in March 2021, with the victim requiring medical attention. The charges in May followed early charges in April based on the violent attack itself.

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Hospital Universitario Fundación de Alcorcón, located at Calle Budapest, 1, was founded in 1997 and is a 400 bed public hospital that is operated by a private foundation that is exempt from the requirements for public hospitals. The hospital has a maternity ward, where married lesbian mothers have given birth. Midwives at the hospital have studied the issues of lesbian mothers under their care, with the study published in 2016.

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