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LGBTI Rights in Cuba


ADDED ON: 09/17/2019

Cuban Police Detain LGBT Activist in Havana

Cuban police on Monday detained an independent LGBTI activist in Havana. Leandro Rodríguez García, director of the Cuban Foundation for LGBTI Rights, an independent advocacy group, told the Washington Blade in a…

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ADDED ON: 08/22/2019

How American Evangelicals Helped Stop Same-Sex Marriage in Cuba

Earlier this year, Cuban psychologist Dachelys Valdés Moreno and her American-born wife, Hope, welcomed their baby boy into the world. Although they live in Havana, they opted to give birth—as well as,…

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ADDED ON: 06/15/2019

AP Explains: The rocky rise of LGBT rights in Latin America

Despite a dark past, today many LGBT citizens in Latin America are enjoying the right to marry, choose their gender identity and adopt children. But while laws in several of the region’s…

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ADDED ON: 05/19/2019

Cuban lawmaker: Activists ‘paid’ to organize unsanctioned LGBTI march

A Cuban lawmaker on Saturday suggested independent activists were “paid” to organize an unsanctioned LGBTI march that took place in Havana last week. “It’s not only religious groups, but also these so-called…

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ADDED ON: 05/12/2019

Cuban gay rights groups hold unauthorized march in Havana

Gay-rights activists organizing on social media held an unauthorized march Saturday down eight blocks of one of Havana’s main thoroughfares before they were stopped by police. The march was the second by…

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ADDED ON: 05/09/2019

Cuban government talks to LGBT group about parade

During a dialogue where Raul Castro’s daughter was present, members of the Cuban LGTBQ community were told the now-canceled gay parade would be used by foreign forces as the perfect scenario for…

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ADDED ON: 05/08/2019

Cuba cancels its annual gay rights parade, ‘Conga Against Homophobia’

The Cuban government announced Tuesday that it has canceled this year's edition of a parade widely seen as a sign of progress on gay rights on the island. The state-run Center for…

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ADDED ON: 04/30/2019

Hopeful signs for LGBT people in the Caribbean

In the Caribbean, homophobia remains a problem, but LGBT people are seeing increased signs of public acceptance, including politicians coming out in support of their LGBT constituents. In St. Lucia, the National…

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ADDED ON: 04/06/2019

This Rainbow-Loving American LGBT Activist Has Been Denied Entry by Cuba’s Government

Michael was in Cuba last May for Idahot, and he’d arrived on a mission: With literally hundreds of rainbow trinkets in tow — rainbow and trans flags, bracelets and stickers — he…

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ADDED ON: 02/27/2019

Almost 80% of Cubans support LGBTI + rights: The figures that nobody mentioned

With inexplicable delay, a few days after the referendum of the new Constitution of Cuba, an official study was published with statistical evidence of popular support for the rights of LGBTI +…

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ADDED ON: 01/09/2019

Removal of marriage from new Cuba constitution divides LGBTI community

The LGBTI+ community remains divided after the National Assembly modified the marriage amendment in the draft of the new constitution. Part of it defends the yes vote and supports the official campaign,…

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2018

Cuban draft constitution passes without reference to marriage equality

Cuban lawmakers have unanimously passed a revised draft of a new constitution after a reference to marriage equality was removed. The draft had initially contained a statement in Article 68 that marriage…

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