The 1st International LGBTI+ Congress of Attention to Sexual-Affective, Bodily and Gender Diversity has aimed at building a Scientific Committee with experts in their respective fields who, at the same time, are an important part of the LGBTI+ community, whether in the academic or the activist sphere (or both).
One of them is Juani Bermejo Vega, graduate in Computer Science and Physics from the University of Salamanca and current researcher in quantum computing at the University of Granada — one of the few trans scientists in the world at that level. In terms of activism, she is one of the co-founders of the Q-Turn project: a quantum academic event integrated by widely diverse members that is helping to create inclusive and safe spaces in science for everyone.
We also have René Rodríguez Clares, graduate in Psychology from the University of Granada and current employee at Inserta Andalucía. As part of his activism, he is the founder of the Jornadas A+ISG (Assembly on Sexual and Gender Identities) that are held every year at the Faculty of Psychology in Granada. He is also involved in LGBTI+ activism in the city. Through his work, he has brought the fight for LGBTI+ rights closer to students from different programs, increasing their interest in the movement.
These people are only a small portion of all those who make up the Scientific Committee of the Congress. We are very lucky to have such inspiring and tenacious people.
Original written by: Sánchez Paterna, Víctor Manuel
Translated by: Pérez Álvarez, Pilar
Revised by: Moreno Tovar, Manuel
This initiative is organized by Inserta Andalucía and the University of Granada, thanks to the funding provided by the Consejería de Igualdad, Políticas Sociales y Conciliación, and the Project “Educación Transversal para la Diversidad Afectivo-Sexual, Corporal y de Género” (code 419) of Plan FIDO UGR 2018-2020.