For a free Palestine: Conga Against Homophobia and Transphobia in Cuba

Photo: Cenesex

Havana, May 11 — The Cuban Conga Against Homophobia and Transphobia took its message of “Love is the law” to the central avenues of the capital’s Vedado neighborhood, along with demands for a free Palestine and against the Israeli genocide in Gaza.

Representatives of Cuban LGBTQIA+ activism and friends from other countries joined the parade that called for “All rights for all people,” convened by the National Center for Sexual Education (Cenesex) from May 3 to 18 within the framework of the Cuban Days Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

Cuba encourages the effective exercise of the sexual rights of LGBTQIA+ people and the combination of academic, cultural, sexual education, and community participation activities that promote that purpose during these days.

In recent statements to the “Mesa Redonda” program on Cuban television, the director of Cenesex, Mariela Castro Espín, highlighted the need to continue making visible the forms of violence that transgender people and their families experience.

She underlined the purpose of Cenesex to provide tools against different forms of discrimination and under the premise that love is the law, endorsed in the Constitution and the Cuban Families Code.

In that sense, she pointed out the urgency of increasing the communication effort of the country’s institutions to achieve higher levels of understanding, learning, and acceptance in relation to gender identity and sexual preferences within families and society.

Likewise, she drew attention to the existence in the LGTBQIA+ community of revolutionary activism in defense of popular causes in the midst of the active imperialist media crusade that stimulates rejection and discrimination against homosexual and transgender people.

Translated by Melinda Butterfield

Source: Granma

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