Cuban government shuts down Gay Pride parade

Mario Jose Delgado, vice president of the Cuban Movement for Gay Liberation, talks to international press after authorities cancelled a gay demonstration billed as Cuba’s first gay pride march. (Photo by Carlos Serpa Maceira)

Cuban government shuts down Gay Pride parade Demonstration raises questions about Cuba’s new tolerance policy
By JUAN CARLOS RODRIGUEZ Thursday, July 03, 2008

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Cuban Gay Pride March Organizers, Beaten, Arrested by Cuban Police
Troubling reports in a release just sent out by Ambiente: “Today, June 25th, starting at ten o’clock, the first ever Cuban Gay Pride march under the slogan ‘You are not alone’ attempted to take place in Havana for the liberation and respect of sexual diversity in Cuba, but as organizers arrived at the scheduled starting point, several of them were met by Cuban police, who beat & arrested several of them.” According to Ambiente, The Cuban Commission on Human Rights for people with HIV and Sexual Races, the Cuban League against AIDS, Elena Mederos Foundation, The Foundation LGTB Reinaldo Arenas

Wow just when the news of transgender breakthroughs in Cuba were coming through….one wonders, we ought to keep on eye on this and support em where possible, what you think??

Author: GLBTQ Jamaica Moderator

Activist and concerned gay man in Jamaica with over 19 years experience in advocacy and HIV/AIDS prevention work, LGBT DJ since 1996.

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