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Mariela Castro

Perry Brass: The Manly Pursuit of Desire: 10 Days in Havana, Part Three

Perry Brass | Posted 05.04.2016 | Arts
Perry Brass

From the outside, the Riviera looks close to abandoned, but it is still functioning; I was also told that, inside, it is a perfectly preserved piece of mid-1950s exuberantly excessive Americana.

A Ray Of Hope For Cuba's LGBT Community?

Reuters | Posted 05.07.2016 | 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...

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.

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.

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?

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.

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...