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…
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.
Mariano Rajoy and Pedro Sánchez eras: Everyday life, societal perception and media depictions
Background: This is the last era of the rewrite of the background information. It includes the Pedro Sanchez period up to more or less March 2020 when the pandemic began as it needs an actual ending point. Hoping to get this period finished writing this month and then doing the Amazon self-publishing thing. Everyday life,…
Mariano Rajoy and Pedro Sánchez eras: Political and legal situation, relationship, family and reproductive rights
With a conservative government in power, the tenor of the campaign for political rights had changed in Spain along with the areas of focus changing.
Socialist government of José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero (2004 – 2011)
Lesbian life continued to have moments of difficulty across Spain. The financial crisis reduced resources. Attacks on lesbians happened around Spain, and got local and national media attention. Lesbians faced identity issues when they had children. Rural lesbians continued to have move to big cities to avoid discrimination or travel to big cities to have…
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…