Is Spain really a tolerant country when it comes to LGBTQ+ people?

Is Spain really a tolerant country when it comes to LGBTQ+ people?

The homophobic murder of a young man over Gay Pride weekend has shocked a country regarded internationally as one of the most tolerant when it comes to LGBTQ+ rights. But is this lack of prejudice in Spanish society real or just visible on paper?

Spanish word of the day: ‘Orgullo’

Spanish word of the day: ‘Orgullo’

Everything you need to know about Madrid Pride 2019

Everything you need to know about Madrid Pride 2019

How a rainbow ghost stole the show on the first day of Spain’s new parliament

How a rainbow ghost stole the show on the first day of Spain’s new parliament

Spanish Church defends bishop in ‘gay cure’ controversy

Spanish Church defends bishop in ‘gay cure’ controversy

Madrid probes Catholic Church over ‘gay cure’ therapy

Madrid probes Catholic Church over ‘gay cure’ therapy

Lesbian kiss in front of Vox campaigners in Valladolid goes viral

Lesbian kiss in front of Vox campaigners in Valladolid goes viral

Madrid to open first public retirement home for gay people

Madrid to open first public retirement home for gay people

Spanish model makes history as first trans woman crowned Miss Universe

Spanish model makes history as first trans woman crowned Miss Universe

The ultimate guide to Madrid Pride 2018

The ultimate guide to Madrid Pride 2018

Outrage as Madrid chooses drag queen for traditional Three Kings parade

Outrage as Madrid chooses drag queen for traditional Three Kings parade

From prison to WorldPride: 40 years of gay activism in Spain

From prison to WorldPride: 40 years of gay activism in Spain

Homophobia permeates football world in Spain: rights groups

Homophobia permeates football world in Spain: rights groups

Calls for Murcia leader to step down after reports of neo-Nazi violence at gay pride

Calls for Murcia leader to step down after reports of neo-Nazi violence at gay pride

Gay-friendly Madrid gears up for WorldPride LGBT celebrations

Gay-friendly Madrid gears up for WorldPride LGBT celebrations

The ultimate guide to Madrid’s WorldPride 2017

The ultimate guide to Madrid’s WorldPride 2017

Madrid ramps up security ahead of international gay pride fest

Madrid ramps up security ahead of international gay pride fest

Madrid gets ‘gay friendly’ traffic lights for Pride

Madrid gets ‘gay friendly’ traffic lights for Pride

Spain slips in European gay rights ranking

Spain slips in European gay rights ranking

Police seize anti-trans campaign bus declaring ‘boys have penises’

Police seize anti-trans campaign bus declaring ‘boys have penises’

Gay football referee under police protection after threats

Gay football referee under police protection after threats

Madrid LGBT group takes action over ‘gay cure therapy’

Madrid LGBT group takes action over ‘gay cure therapy’

In pics: Over a million people celebrate Madrid Pride 2016

In pics: Over a million people celebrate Madrid Pride 2016

Councillor proposes ‘macho day’ during LGBT debate

Councillor proposes ‘macho day’ during LGBT debate

Archbishop faces lawsuit over ‘hate speech’ against gays

Archbishop faces lawsuit over ‘hate speech’ against gays

Fearless gay couple stand up to neo-Nazis… with a kiss

Fearless gay couple stand up to neo-Nazis… with a kiss

Fan fined €150 for calling gay football referee ‘fag’

Fan fined €150 for calling gay football referee ‘fag’

Spain hailed as ‘model’ nation for gay rights in Europe

Spain hailed as ‘model’ nation for gay rights in Europe

Spanish-US gay couple win battle against Thai surrogate

Spanish-US gay couple win battle against Thai surrogate

‘Imagine Madrid without gays’ metro advert sparks row

‘Imagine Madrid without gays’ metro advert sparks row

Gay dads fight Thai surrogate to bring baby home to Spain

Gay dads fight Thai surrogate to bring baby home to Spain

Sacked priest accuses Vatican of making life ‘hell’ for homosexuals

Sacked priest accuses Vatican of making life ‘hell’ for homosexuals

Miss Spain hopeful aims for beauty pageant history as first transgender

Miss Spain hopeful aims for beauty pageant history as first transgender

Spanish lesbian couple win artificial insemination case against hospital

Spanish lesbian couple win artificial insemination case against hospital

Spanish lesbians take legal action after fertility treatment is denied

Spanish lesbians take legal action after fertility treatment is denied

PM risks being called a hypocrite by attending gay best friend’s wedding

PM risks being called a hypocrite by attending gay best friend’s wedding

Spanish national police celebrates its first gay wedding on the force

Spanish national police celebrates its first gay wedding on the force

Madrid plaza renamed to honour gay rights hero

Madrid plaza renamed to honour gay rights hero

Over a million celebrate Madrid Pride 2015

Over a million celebrate Madrid Pride 2015

The ultimate guide to Madrid’s Gay Pride 2015

The ultimate guide to Madrid’s Gay Pride 2015

The best gay wedding destinations in Spain

The best gay wedding destinations in Spain

Spain celebrates ten years of gay marriage

Spain celebrates ten years of gay marriage

Remembering a pioneer of Spanish gay rights

Remembering a pioneer of Spanish gay rights

Spain ranks in top ten for gay rights in Europe

Spain ranks in top ten for gay rights in Europe

Five reasons why Spain is a great place to be gay

Five reasons why Spain is a great place to be gay

Madrid Metro fires head of security for gay gaffe

Madrid Metro fires head of security for gay gaffe

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Madrid stand at tourism expo deemed ‘too gay’

Gay ‘kiss-in’ protest staged at Burger King

Gay ‘kiss-in’ protest staged at Burger King

LGBT group slams ‘homophobic’ ad inquiry

LGBT group slams ‘homophobic’ ad inquiry

School religion teacher fired for being gay

School religion teacher fired for being gay

Barcelona to bag €100m from global gay ‘fiesta’

Barcelona to bag €100m from global gay ‘fiesta’

Night on the town: New king defies protocol

Night on the town: New king defies protocol

Conchita Wurst opens Madrid Gay Pride

Conchita Wurst opens Madrid Gay Pride

Spanish mayor feels heat over anti-gay tirade

Spanish mayor feels heat over anti-gay tirade

Meet Spain’s first gay-friendly rugby club

Meet Spain’s first gay-friendly rugby club

Spain rated world’s most gay-friendly country

Spain rated world’s most gay-friendly country

Village elects transsexual as beauty queen

Village elects transsexual as beauty queen