Spanish communists intersections with lesbians (women + LGTB)
This is a quick history of Partido Comunista’s intersections with lesbians, and to a lesser extent the broader LGTB movement in Spain since the party’s founding in 1921 by the youth movement inside PSOE. This was cobbled together from existing material in other pieces, with some quickly written text for additional context. It is possible…
An incomplete history Lesbians and feminism in Spain by region
Last night on my Twitter feed, there were some big discussions about lesbians and feminism in Spain. I can’t really weigh into those debates in Spanish but what I can do is compile a history from various documents I have about lesbians and feminism in Spain. This piece is not very cohesive because what it…
Butch and femme history
A lesbian subculture was in place by the start of the Primo de Rivera dictatorship. Lesbians tended to be divided into one of two groups, flappers imitated Carlota, from the novel Sab or butch lesbians with mannish manners. The flapper subset identified as European women, often worked outside the home where the found a degree of…
A lesbian history of Mérida
Early details about lesbian history in Mérida are lacking, with other cities like Badajoz, Cáceres and Llerena and appearing to play a larger role in understanding and being the center of lesbian life in Extremadura.
Lesbian intersections with 8 de Marzo Día Internacional de la Mujer
Lesbians have long been involved with Spanish protests, marches and celebrations that took place on March 8’s International Women’s Labor Day. At the same time, the date has also been important for other women and LGTB rights issues in Spain.
History of Lesbian Visibility Day in Spain
Preface: This is the last section of mostly last chapter of the book I am working on with the overview of lesbian history across the whole of Spain. The more modern stuff is a lot more challenging than the historic stuff because there isn’t the same type of summary of challenges but rather looking at…
Mariano Rajoy and Pedro Sánchez eras: Bollero feminism and LGTB intersections with lesbianism and abolitionist feminism
Lesbian political goals independent from the broader feminist movement and independent of the LGTB collective largely disappeared in this period, with a few exceptions focused around family rights.
Conservative government of José Maria Aznar (1996 – 2004)
Background: Still rewriting things. This section is all one post. The feminist section is much smaller and split into two separate sections because by then, things really had gone in two directions. This section is only around 14,000 words of a history around 95,000 words so far. Conservative government of José Maria Aznar (1996 –…
An Extremadura Lesbian History
One of the issues I have been having recently is an understanding that lesbian history often needs context, be it a broader historical context to establish the cultural narrative for which that history is situated or a theoretical framework such as feminist or queer theory. Below is a brief example of what happens when you…