Lesbians and the Inquisition
The Christian Church in Spain had long been interested in the history of homosexual acts, dating back to a Church Council held from 305 to 306 in Elvira, modern day Granada, though the focus was almost exclusively on men. Among other issues, the council discussed the issue of sodomy. It was one of the…
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…
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.
Hapsburg Spain (1516 – 1700)
Preface: I am in the process of trying to rewrite the preface historical material for the travel guides, and split it into a separate book. At that point, I want to then go back and do a much better job at doing the travel guide part and history of some of the specific parts of…