A very short history of lesbians (and bisexual women) and public toilets in Spain
A great deal of history has been written about the experiences of gay men and transwomen with public toilets. A lot of research has been done about transwomen and transmen with regards to access to and experiences in public toilets.But what of lesbians and bisexual women in these spaces? What is the history of Spanish…
A history of GYLDA, La Rioja’s first LGTB rights organization
This is part of the work on this blog about the history of lesbians in La Rioja. There was a lot of information about GYLDA in La Rioja and its intersections with lesbian issues in the region that it made sense to write a separate history of the organization and include it in the section…
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 history of women and public toilets+baths in Spain
Unlike the United States and the United Kingdom, the history of women’s toilets and public bathrooms in Spain is not very well documented. That is a rather depressing given the debate, or lack of debate even, around converting single-sex toilets in Spain to dual-sexed toilets. This post is a first take on my part with…
The Stonewall Uprising and Spain
What does Stonewall mean to Spain and what are similar events that have taken place in Spain that resonate like Stonewall? Stonewall and Spain Introduction Every year around Pride in Spain, the Stonewall riots, which took place over several non-consecutive days after a police raid of the Stonewall Club in New York City, are brought…
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: 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.
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…