My name is Francisco Camacho Cabello but people call me Qurro. I was born in Jaén, Andalusia, southern Spain. I was brought up in a Romaní mixed-race family. I have one sister and two brothers and we grew up in a humble neighbourhood. During my childhood my family moved to a small village near Jaén where an anti-Roma pogrom had recently occurred. I attended school and completed a Primary School Teacher degree. I also trained as a Labour Guidance Counsellor. I Currently work with the Rroma Foundation in Jaén. Several years ago, I got a divorce because I got married to a man. After this I was reborn again and I learnt a more conscious form of love. After several years of having very little relationship with my family we have now learned to accept each other as a diverse Roma family. We have a better understanding of each other and have become close once again. I actively participate in various areas of society – politics, neighbourhood associations and platforms and LGBTIQ NGOs. A number of years ago I met a fellow Roma activist called Demetrio Gómez and in 2008 we started what has today become ‘Ververipen, rroms por la diversidad’. This is the first Roma NGO in Spain which promotes respect and supports the rights of LGBTIQ Roma people.