Elisa and Marcela: The First Same-Sex Marriage in Spain

Netflix’s new Spanish history film, Elisa y Marcela, features a fascinating historical queer couple. The movie, based on real events, details how two Spanish teachers became known as the first same-sex couple to be married in Spain. The movie itself attempted to portray a heart wrenching and beautiful love story, but one has to take it upon themselves to see if the “real events” the movie was based on telling the same story.

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Antonio Variacoes, the Artist

Today we are going to be looking at a man who was integral in the formation of Portuguese music and queer culture: Antonio Variacoes. Variacoes was a man who had an impressively eclectic musical career alongside influence on the political side of his country. As he was becoming popular shortly after the Carnation Revolution, he was able to be at the forefront of a huge social and political shift, pushing his country towards acceptance through his music.

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