Madrid is a city where tradition and modernity coexist in perfect harmony, which is why it is known around the world as the capital of charm and joyfulness. Our city is also recognised for being welcoming, friendly, open, peaceful and cosmopolitan. Visitors are captivated by its atmosphere, bustle and general exuberance, so, that anyone who spends some time in Madrid, finds it difficult to leave.
The International Conference of Human Rights at which prominent activists and experts in the fight for LGBTIQ equality and human rights from around the world will share experiences and develop specific proposals to support LGBTIQ rights everywhere.
At MADO'18 we will take culture out to the streets. Music, dance, theatre, poetry, fine arts, puppetry and others. We believe in a live, demonstrative, plural and free culture, a culture that fills the streets and squares of the city centre to allow residents and visitors to experience the freedom and diversity that Madrid has to offer.
In 2017, we will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Spain ́s first Pride Parade in 1977, which marked the beginning of the gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual rights movement in our country, which was in the full transition process towards democracy after 40 years of dictatorship, being the LGBT community one of the most affected by the repression of the regime.