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Sexual rights and emancipation in Cuba

derechos sexualidad

The 1959 revolution represented Cuba’s achievement of national sovereignty; the launching of a project of social justice and equity; and the beginning of transformations in the nation and its culture, the most profound and radical in their history. An event of such magnitude could not but completely change policies regarding gender and sexualities. This has been a process of complex cultural metamorphosis.

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Defending sexual diversity


Cuba’s National Center for Sex Education (CENESEX) was founded on December 28, 1988, to support formal, popular, and community education processes regarding, sexuality, gender identity, health and sexual rights, and related issues.

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11th Cuban Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Marcha LGTB

A range of activities are being undertaken May 4 through 18, as part of the 11th Cuban Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (Cuba’s event to mark IDAHO – International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia). Under the motto of “Me incluyo” (I include myself), this year’s activities have been focused on raising awareness in schools and educational institutions regarding discrimination against the LGBTI community, working both with teachers and students.

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Respect, include, accept

mariela Castro

The 8th Cuban Day against Homophobia and Transphobia began this Tuesday with a press conference and the inauguration of the photo exhibition Continuing Forward by U.S. artist Byron Motley at the National Center for Sex Education (Ce nesex) headquarters, which along with the Cuban Workers’ Federation has organized an extensive program of activities, which will continue through May 23 across the provinces of Havana and Las Tunas.

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Contemporary LGBT rights in Cuba with Mariela Castro

Mariela Castro

In 2010 the Cuban government began providing sex reassignment surgery free of charge as part of their universal healthcare. This was the result of several years of work by the Cuban National Center for Sex Education under the leadership of Mariela Castro Espín, niece of Fidel Castro and daughter of current Cuban president Raúl Castro.

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Communist Party of Cuba against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation

PCC Cuba

I bought it this morning at my nearest news-stand and I first read it throughout while standing in the bus, then after I found a seat and finally in my office. I devoured the base document for the National Conference of the Communist Party of Cuba to be held next January. It was published last Friday and contains two explicit references to sexual orientation, something unheard of in our country.