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Cuba: LGBT activists hold alternate parade in defiance of government

Cuba: LGBT activists hold alternate parade in defiance of government

(Reuters) – Cuban gay rights activists held an unauthorised independent pride parade in Havana on Saturday, despite the Communist government warning against it and calling it subversive, an unprecedented show of civil society in the one-party state. More than a hundred Cubans chanting “long live a diverse Cuba”, and carrying rainbow flags, joyfully marched nearly […]

Cuba: LGBT community denounce government for cancelling parade

Cuba: LGBT community denounce government for cancelling parade

(Reuters) – Cuban gay rights activists denounced the government’s decision to cancel this year’s parade against homophobia, accusing it of snatching away their main platform at a key moment, as the Caribbean nation is set to debate legalising same-sex marriage. The state-run National Center for Sex Education (CENESEX), which has spearheaded advances in LGBT rights […]

As Cuba drops same-sex marriage, five LGBT+ advances and setbacks in 2018

As Cuba drops same-sex marriage, five LGBT+ advances and setbacks in 2018

Cuba dropped same-sex marriage this week from its new draft constitution in the latest setback in 2018 for LGBT+ rights as more gay couples hope to wed around the world. But with LGBT+ rights increasingly in the spotlight around the globe, the year also saw some progress.

Cuba: Panel closes door on gay marriage constitutional amendment

Cuba: Panel closes door on gay marriage constitutional amendment

(Reuters) – The commission in charge of writing Communist-run Cuba’s new constitution has revised an original draft to remove the concept of marriage altogether, after originally amending it to open the doorway to same-sex unions. The first draft of the new constitution, that was unveiled in July, included Article 68, redefining matrimony as gender neutral […]

Cuba: Draft constitution opens path to gay marriage

Cuba: Draft constitution opens path to gay marriage

(Reuters) – The draft of Cuba’s new constitution opens the path to same-sex marriage, a government official said on Saturday, which would make the country that once persecuted homosexuals an unlikely leader in LGBT rights. In the early years of Fidel Castro’s 1959 revolution, many homosexuals were sent to correctional labour camps, part of an […]