The Spanish Restoration (1874 – 1931)
The early and mid-Spanish Restoration period largely saw references to homosexuality, both male and female, disappear from public discourse. Homosexuals as a rule were very closeted, using coded language both on the streets and in writing to refer to their romantic and sexual desires.
Nineteenth century Spain (1810 – 1874)
As Spain left the Enlightenment period and proceeded into the nineteenth century, a change in cultural attitudes around homosexuality began to take place because of advances in science, philosophy and politics; this resulting in people more generally beginning to advocate for increased human rights across the whole of Spanish society. Despite this, women were often…
Ruta de Orgullo: History of Lesbians at Pride
This is a three-part piece. The first is a history of lesbian involvement in Pride in Spain. It is not comprehensive, as Spain is a country of 44 million and that is a lot of territory to cover. The best sources available discuss Pride events in Madrid, in part because the march is the most…