Free Havana

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The history of gay rights in Cuba is as best described as patchy. Although they repealed their Sodomy Laws in 1979 (26 years before the US did) homosexual acts were still a punishable crime until 1988.  In 1992 the Fidel Castro, the Cuban leader made a very public statement ‘I am absolutely opposed to any form … Continue reading

Transformistas : the pioneer drag queens of Santa Clara, Cuba

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  Despite its setting of poverty and oppression there is a real sense of joy and elation in the lives of the Cuban drag queens captured in Transformistas (the local term for Drag) this new documentary.    Cuba has always held conflicting and ambiguous views on homosexuality. Even though in 1981, the Ministry of Culture … Continue reading

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