Cuba

LGBTI Rights in Cuba


ADDED ON: 11/15/2022

Cuba welcomes gay rights as progressive family code takes hold

Cuban Pedro Rafael Delgado, a 56-year-old accountant, saw his life change dramatically just days after Cuba approved a set of laws by referendum in September that allow gay marriage. For more than…

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ADDED ON: 10/27/2022

Gay couples in Cuba marry under new law

SANTA CLARA, Cuba — Serious, standing upright and dressed in long gala dresses — despite the midday Cuban heat — Lisset and Liusba quietly walk up the ten steps of the notary…

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ADDED ON: 10/15/2022

Gay Cuban couple’s long wait to tie the knot

Adiel Gonzalez, a 32-year-old former theology student, was forced to break with his church eight years ago due to his sexuality. He became a fierce LGBTQ+ rights campaigner and on Thursday, was…

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ADDED ON: 10/03/2022

How the Chinese internet saw Cuba’s vote on gay marriage, surrogacy

Cuba’s legalisation of same-sex marriage and “altruistic” surrogacy has revived debate half a world away in a major trading and ideological partner, China. In a national referendum last week, Cubans voted overwhelmingly…

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ADDED ON: 09/27/2022

Cubans approve gay marriage by large margin in referendum

Cubans approved gay marriage and adoption overwhelmingly in a Sunday referendum backed by the government that also boosted rights for women, the national election commission said on Monday. More than 3.9 million…

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ADDED ON: 09/26/2022

Cuba holds unusual vote on law allowing same-sex marriage

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba held a rare referendum Sunday on an unusually contentious law — a government-backed “family law” code that would allow same-sex couples to marry and adopt, as well as…

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ADDED ON: 09/24/2022

Cuba uses media blitz to promote ‘yes’ vote on new LGBT-friendly laws

Cubans will cast ballots this Sunday on whether to approve a new 'family code' that would legalize gay marriage and boost women's rights, with the government urging citizens to vote "yes" despite…

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ADDED ON: 08/11/2022

Cuba Assembly Opens Door to Gay Marriage, Other Family Rights

The new family code to be voted on in September would legalize same-sex marriage and allow same-sex couples to adopt. Cuba’s National Assembly on Friday approved a sweeping update of its family…

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ADDED ON: 05/08/2022

Gay man who livestreamed anti-government protest in Cuba released from prison

A gay man who received a 6-year prison sentence for live-streaming an anti-government protest in Cuba has been released. Tremenda Nota, the Washington Blade’s media partner in Cuba, and sources on the…

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ADDED ON: 04/01/2022

Cubans split over more liberal family code as referendum nears

Cuba's communist government is seeking to rally support for a new family code that would open the door to gay marriage and boost women's rights, but experts and a recent survey suggest…

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ADDED ON: 03/23/2022

When Communism was Queer.

Cuba is considering a new family code that could allow marriage equality for the first time in the communist nation. In the last year, the Cuban health ministry unfurled an enormous rainbow…

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ADDED ON: 02/14/2022

Cuba’s first gay hotel reopens as human rights deteriorate

As members of the press arrived for a government-organised tour of a luxury hotel on the Cuban beach resort of Cayo Guillermo, they were greeted by a dance troupe in fishnet tights…

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