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LGBTI Rights in Cuba


ADDED ON: 01/14/2022

Latin America: Alarming Reversal of Basic Freedoms

(New York) – Latin America is facing some of its gravest human rights challenges in decades, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World Report 2022. “Latin America is experiencing such an alarming…

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ADDED ON: 11/16/2021

Cuban activist prevented from leaving home ahead of planned protests

Cuban authorities have prevented an LGBTQ activist from leaving his home ahead of anti-government protests that are scheduled to take place across the country on Monday. Alianza Afro-Cubana, a group that advocates…

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ADDED ON: 09/17/2021

Draft of Cuba’s new family code opens door for gay marriage

The draft of a new family code for Cuba released Wednesday proposes allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt as well as giving children greater participation in decisions that affect them. The…

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ADDED ON: 08/19/2021

Gay former Cuba lawmaker banned from leaving country

HAVANA — A gay man who is a former member of Cuba’s National Assembly has been banned from leaving the country. Luis Ángel Adán Roble on Aug. 14 tweeted a picture of…

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ADDED ON: 05/19/2021

Giant Rainbow Flags Fly In Havana

Cuba draped its health ministry with a giant rainbow flag on Monday to mark International Day against Homophobia, in a key year for LGBT+ rights as the Caribbean country decides on a…

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ADDED ON: 05/12/2021

Family code bill to be introduced in Cuban Parliament in July

The National Center for Sexual Education on May 4 during a press conference in which it unveiled the program for the 14th annual International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia events in…

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ADDED ON: 04/21/2021

Raúl Castro speaks about LGBTQ rights during Communist Party congress

aúl Castro in his report to the eighth congress of Cuba’s Communist Party (PCC) that began last Friday and will end on April 19 in Havana referred to the rights of LGBTI+…

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ADDED ON: 01/05/2021

Cuba: Church opens its doors to LGBTQI+ people

While most churches in Germany, the US and other Western countries now welcome gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersexual people, that is an exception in Cuba. And that exception is called Iglesia…

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ADDED ON: 10/13/2020

Cubans share their coming out stories

National Coming Out Day, as it is called in the U.S., is celebrated on Oct. 11 as an event that promotes the visibility of LGBTI+ people and calls attention to silence; one…

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ADDED ON: 06/18/2020

Lesbian Couple From Cuba Fights For Life Together in U.S.

Yanelkys Moreno Agramonte, 36, and Dayana Rodríguez González, 31, had never been apart in the nearly five years since they began dating. Their lives were one until Nov. 3, 2019, when they…

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ADDED ON: 05/25/2020

Cuba’s LGBTQ community is living a week of celebrations and controversy

This past Monday the LGBTI+ community celebrated the first anniversary of the march of May 11, 2019, when several hundred people demonstrated in Havana. This protest followed the cancellation of an official…

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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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