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'Unprecedented' Blessing Of Gay Couples Marks Huge Step Forward In Cuba

AP | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

HAVANA (AP) — The daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro sponsored a blessing ceremony Saturday for gay couples on an island where gay marriage rem...

A Ray Of Hope For Cuba's LGBT Community?

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Daniel Trotta HAVANA, May 5 (Reuters) - Cuban gay rights activists led by the daughter of President Raul Castro plan a mass symboli...

Fidel Castro's Niece To Accept Gay Rights Award In U.S.

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

PHILADELPHIA — The daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro will be allowed to travel to Philadelphia to accept an award for her gay rights advoc...

Castro's Daughter Can't Leave New York To Pick Up Prize

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 06.26.2013 | Latino Voices

PHILADELPHIA — In an April 25 story about Mariela Castro being denied permission to visit Philadelphia, The Associated Press erroneously reporte...

Is Cuba Taking The Lead On LGBT Equality In Latin America?

David Duran | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Duran

My trip to Cuba was a chance to hear what Cubans have to say about all the changes and victories for their LGBT community. After talking to many of Mariela Castro's activists and volunteers, I can't help but think that what's potentially around the corner could be monumental for Cuba.

Mariela Castro and LGBT Leader Rea Carey: Conversation, Yes -- But Please, Not in a Vacuum

David da Silva Cornell | Posted 05.29.2012 | Queer Voices
David da Silva Cornell

To discuss LGBT rights in Cuba in isolation from the larger reality of Cuba's human rights violations and its missing freedoms for all citizens would be intellectually dishonest and would whitewash the regime's repressions.

Mariela Castro and the Future

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 07.28.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

She is the daughter of the man who inherited the presidency of my country through blood, that same country where my father years ago lost his profession as a train engineer.

Mariela Castro Tops U.S. Visit With Transgender Talk

AP | Posted 07.23.2012 | Latino Voices

SAN FRANCISCO — The daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro is in San Francisco to meet with gay rights activists and to chair a panel at a pres...

Castro Daughter Goes Beyond Family Name As Rights Pioneer

AP | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 05.23.2012 | World

HAVANA -- She has her uncle's penchant for speaking her mind. From her father, she inherited a disciplined tenacity. But Mariela Castro, a married mo...

Cuba's First Daughter To Meet With San Francisco Gay Rights Groups

AP | Posted 07.19.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Cuban first daughter Mariela Castro is planning to meet with San Francisco's lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual community during ...

Cuban President's Daughter Gets US Visa

AP | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 07.17.2012 | World

HAVANA — Cuban first daughter Mariela Castro has been granted a U.S. visa to attend events in San Francisco and New York, sparking a firestorm o...

Being Gay in Cuba

Allessandra Bradley-Burns | Posted 07.17.2012 | Latino Voices
Allessandra Bradley-Burns

Our children had different reaction to Obama's words on gay marriage. One child dryly commented "what took him so long?" Two children joined me in a victory dance.

Raul Castro Supports Gay Rights, Daughter Says

AP | ANNE-MARIE GARCIA | Posted 05.12.2012 | World

HAVANA -- The daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro said during a rousing gay rights march Saturday that her father advocated eliminating sexual dis...

Raul Castro's Daughter Backs Obama On Gay Marriage

AP | Posted 07.10.2012 | World

HAVANA -- Cuban President Raul Castro's daughter congratulated Barack Obama on Thursday for his support for gay marriage, but said his comments are ju...

Interview: Mariela Castro Espin Opens a Window Into Today's Cuba

Brian Kahn | Posted 06.24.2012 | World
Brian Kahn

Mariela Castro Espin is a leader in Cuba's struggle to achieve equal rights for its LGBT people. In this interview, Mariela answers probing questions: the politics of advocating gay rights in Cuba, criticism of Soviet-style socialism, and her critique of capitalism.

Mariela Castro and the Dialogue of Tolerance

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 01.11.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Every slice of Twitter's 140 characters has made me a more tolerant and respectful person. Hence my surprise when Mariela Castro responded to the question I posed in a tweet: When will we Cubans come out of the other closets?

Cuban President's Daughter In Twitter Fight

AP | By PETER ORSI | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

HAVANA -- Raul Castro's daughter and an anti-government Cuban blogger have engaged in a prickly back-and-forth on Twitter, which has a small but growi...

Gay Pride Parade in Havana

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 08.28.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The Paseo del Prado remains the preferred site of those who want to bring back a photo of their stay in Havana. Perhaps it is the history of splendor and neglect that has made it the chosen site to celebrate Gay Pride Day in Cuba.

U.S. Women Leaders Meet With Raul Castro's Daughter

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 08.07.2011 | World

HAVANA — A group of U.S. women leaders met with Cuban President Raul Castro's daughter Monday for an exchange on topics including gender, reprod...

Can Mariela Castro Explain Away Cuba's Support for the Death Penalty for Gays?

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Photo: Iran executes gay youths in 2005 I still can't believe that the Cuban delegation at the United Nations added its vote to a group of "countrie...