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Pedro Zerolo photographed at the headquarters of 20 minutos

Pedro González Zerolo (Born 1960 in Caracas) is a Spanish lawyer and politician, currently a town councilman of the city of Madrid,[1] and a member of the Federal Executive Committee of the PSOE[2] where he holds the position of Secretary for Social Movements and Relations with NGOs. He is a trustee of the Fundacion IDEAS, Spain's Socialist Party's think tank.

Zerolo was born in Caracas, Venezuela,[1] where his father lived in exile from the Francoist government. He studied law at the University of La Laguna on Tenerife. After gaining his diploma, he moved to Madrid, where he continued his studies, focusing on comparative law. At the same time, he collaborated with Catholic priest Enrique de Castro in a project to help the people of the poor Madrid barrio of Entrevías.

In 1992 he became a legal consultant for the Colectivo Gay de Madrid (Gay Collective of Madrid, COGAM). In late 1993, he was elected president of the organization.[3]

He subsequently provided legal assistance to the Federación Estatal de Gays y Lesbianas (National Federation of Gays and Lesbians). In 1998 he became president of that organization, which is now known as the Federación Estatal de Lesbianas, Gays, Transexuales y Bisexuales (National Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Transsexuals and Bisexuals, FELGTB). He was reelected in 2000 and 2002. In 2004 he joined the board of directors of the International Lesbian and Gay Association.

At the invitation of the United Left and the PSOE, Zerolo addressed the Spanish Congress of Deputies during the debate over civil partnerships. He also appeared in the Spanish Senate to denounce discrimination against the gay community in Spain.

In 2001 and 2003 he participated in negotiations between opposition and the government deputies over five modifications to the Spanish Civil Code relating to same-sex marriage.

In the May 25th 2003 municipal elections Zerolo was asked to join the socialist list to the Madrid City Council, being elected as a councillor a later reelected in the 2007 elections. In the 36th Congress held in June 2004 of PSOE Zerolo was elected to the Federal Executive Committee of the party.

On October 1, 2005, Zerolo married Jesús Santos, his partner of ten years, in a civil ceremony.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Velten, Bruno Larralde (2006). Civic Participation and Voting Rights of Immigrants: The Case of Catalonia.. 
  2. ^ Rodriguez, Juan Carlos (15 July 2008). "Spain's envoy for change". The Advocate. 
  3. ^ Calvo, Kerman (2001). "Twenty Five Years of Homosexual Political Activism in Spain". 29th ECPR Joint Sessions. 

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Diario Progresista

La Voz de Galicia
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 02:00:00 -0700

El secretario de Movimientos Sociales del PSOE, Pedro Zerolo, ha sentenciado que Podemos es el «resultado de la prepotencia de todos los partidos políticos, incluido el PSOE, con respecto a la indignación ciudadana». Zerolo ha explicado este miércoles ...
 
Diario de Avisos
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 18:41:15 -0700

Desde la distancia y en silencio, llevo muchos años siguiendo el discurso político de Pedro Zerolo. La primera vez recuerdo que fue cuando se puso al frente de la lucha por los derechos de los homosexuales, y que además logró que Zapatero aprobara ...

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Cáscara amarga
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:56:15 -0700

Pedro Zerolo ha celebrado la derogación de la ley ugandesa que tipificaba la homosexualidad como un delito e imponía penas de cadena perpetua por actos homosexuales y por el matrimonio entre personas del mismo sexo. En un comunicado, Zerolo ha ...

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TeleCinco.es
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 10:33:44 -0700

El secretario de Movimientos Sociales del PSOE, Pedro Zerolo, ha animado este martes a todas las mujeres y hombres socialistas a salir a la calle "sin soberbia, pero sin complejos" para "defender" los valores del partido, "acompañar" a los movimientos ...
 
Diario Siglo XXI
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 03:52:30 -0700

El nuevo secretario de Movimientos Sociales del PSOE, Pedro Zerolo, ha reconocido que si se actúa "con prepotencia" contra los movimientos sociales estos "se revuelven" y se manifiestan en resultados electorales, y que así quedó claro en las últimas ...
 
ABC.es
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:45:00 -0700

... Gómez no ha dejado de hacer ostensibles gestos de acercamiento a Pedro Sánchez, como la foto del abrazo en la sede de Ferraz esa noche; luego, se ha integrado en su ejecutiva como vocal y los dos decidieron al alimón el gesto de que Pedro Zerolo ...
 
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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:26:15 -0700

Sí lo hicieron otros famosos, como Laura Valenzuela -quien se trató en Houston, como Rocío Jurado-, Antonio Gala -que, aunque no ha anunciado que esté curado, sí parece tener controlado el cáncer-; el político Pedro Zerolo -también en tratamiento-, ...

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Asturias24
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 05:22:30 -0700

María Luisa Carcedo, secretaria de Bienestar Social y diputada, integra un tercer nivel, que denominan de "rol especial", en el que también aparecen la presidenta del partido, Micaela Navarro; Patxi López, Carmen Chacón o Pedro Zerolo. Así lo cuenta ...
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