Violence to the cry of “faggot”





Single two out of ten are reported aggressions suffered by the LGTBIQ+ collective. Among other things, explains the activist Jesus Generelo, because the level of endurance that has been had has been very high. “Being a person on the margins of society, of what is understood as correct sexuality, entails levels of discrimination and violence that are considered normal. And it is only when those levels are exceeded that violence is recognized.”






“There are still young girls whose lives are made miserable by their families.” RAMON SENENT

Some of the protagonists of after samuel count the attacks they have suffered and reported, most have been resolved as minor crimes. They all agree that training on diversity is still lacking in all areas, from the State Security Corps and Forces to the Judiciary, Doctors, Teachers and society in general.

LGTBIQ+ policemen

This is precisely what the members of the LGTBIpol associationwho also participate in this documentary about the LGTBIphobia. They are national and local police, civil guards, ertzainas, mossos d’esquadra, etc. They belong to the LGTBIQ+ community and are agents of the authority.






The LGTBIpol association brings together national, local, regional police and civil guards. Daniel Collado

In their spare time and altruistically they give hate crime training to their own peers, but they also give talks at high schools, universities and companies. In addition, they assist and support victims.

In the police we are not here to judge the victim or to make her desist from filing a complaint

national police Elena Sánchez, from LGTBIpol Remember that the police are police. “We are not judges, we are not here to judge the victim at the moment he comes to file the complaint. We are not here to make her desist from filing the complaint. We are here to collect the victim’s testimony just as she tells us, just as she tells us, and if we hear that there is a motivation of prejudice behind it, we have to delve into it”.

Samantha Hudson, icon of LGTBIQ+ activism

I have been physically assaulted, I have been verbally assaulted and when you go down the street dressed as you please, well, unfortunately, you are exposed to stares and comments”. tell us Samantha Hudson that causes an effect of attraction wherever it goes.

His first fan is Gemma, from Subterfuge Records, his representative. The pandemic had left her bored, apathetic, and when she started working with “The most beloved blonde girl from series B in Spain” his life turned upside down.

Samantha drops accurate reflections and defines herself as a girl with very little shame

Now he lives in full effervescence. They have come dressed the same for the interview, with platform boots and leopard leggings. Because Samantha hypnotizes. She is a “girl with very little shame”, as she says, who entertains and drops accurate reflections. And so, unintentionally, she has become a icon of LGTBIQ+ activism.

In the make-up room of the RTVE headquarters in Prado del Rey, Samantha unintentionally arms her. Upon arrival, a revolution. While they paint her eyes, the makeup artists are attentive to what she has to say. They are delighted to have her there and they do not stop asking her questions.

She feels comfortable, pampered, like at home. And she puts one of her latest hits on her mobile, “For Spain”. They all break when they hear the lyrics. She does not want to make the team wait any longer and comments that she is already perfect, that she does not need to comb her hair, but the hairdresser does not want to give her up. “Nooooo”, they tell him with a “please” face. And the hairdresser is heard: “This is my moment.” And she accepts. She does not agree with what is said to be a woman or a man. And therefore, declared non-binary.

Being an LGTBIQ+ reference

Samantha and other protagonists of after samuel are LGTBIQ+ referents, although initially they did not have that intention. They just wanted to live their life as they had chosen. Now they are the mirror in which many people who feel lost and alone want to look at themselves.






Paco Tomás, director of “Wisteria Lane”, Radio 5’s LGTBIQ+ content program, on RNE. Daniel Collado

Lack referents made Paco Tomas, director of Wisteria Lane the LGTBIQ+ content program of Radio 5, from RNE, grew up thinking he was a monster and that his family hated him. He was a child of the 70’s and speaks of a childhood full of pain.

He wasn’t like the others, there wasn’t anyone in whom he could reflect to know that he wasn’t the only one who felt like him. Therefore, he believes that it is necessary to be visibleespecially so that those who come after do not go through the suffering that those of his generation had to live.

Valeria Vegas: Sometimes, I even think of all those who died and who were buried with a name that did not correspond to them

That is why the writer and journalist is also visible Valeria Vegas who has investigated the lives of other trans women who lived through terribly difficult times in our country, in which the only option to survive was prostitution and who endured humiliation, contempt and insults from society. Their books dressed in blue Y Break free They are required reading, from an LGTBIQ+ culture manual.






The writer and journalist Valeria Vegas has investigated the lives of other transsexual women. FATIMA HERNANDEZ

Valeria Vegas He assures that there is still a lot of work to be done to ensure that society naturally respects diversity, but that he is aware that great steps have been taken. He assures that it is enough to look back a few years, “sometimes, I even think of all those who died and who were buried with a name that did not correspond to them because they died before 2007, when the Gender Identity Law”.

As an example, she tells us that she is in favor of breaking schemes by appropriating words and insults. “I am very much in favor of owning a fagot, transvestite, whore, slut, because if you own it you unlock it. That It doesn’t mean that I can’t report you if you tell me.”




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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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