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June 29, 2011

Fiesta Havana: Cuba’s First Gay Pride Parade

Houriya Ahmed

Cuba’s dictatorial regime is starting to recognise that members of the gay community have rights too.

A small group of Cubans took to the streets in Havana to celebrate positive steps taken by the Communist government towards homosexuality, such as its recent vote at the UN in favour of recognising equal rights for gay citizens.

While this is of course a positive development in a country where pretty much everything is stifled, widespread discrimination towards homosexuals still exists and LGBT groups are fighting to change that.

See this article for more information.

Houriya Ahmed

About Houriya Ahmed

Houriya Ahmed is a Non-Resident Associate Fellow at the HJS.

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