Havana Hosts Gay Pride Parade

Despite the fact that the LGBT community (as well as any other kind of community) in Cuba is still discouraged from gathering in large groups and making any sort of political gestures, the country’s parliament will discuss a bill to legalize same-sex marriage next year. Hypocritical, you say? That’s not enough to stop the community from showing their pride!

Though apparently more of a stroll than a march (so as to skate around getting a permit), the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights Observatory, lead by Leannes Imber, organized the first-ever gay pride parade in Havana. The parade only lasted about 1600 feet and attracted a handful of participants, but this is most likely because the government dissuaded people from participating.

Still, this is a glimmer of hope for other countries like Cuba where LGBT folk aren’t represented. Go Cuba!

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Michaela is a recent Seven Sisters graduate with a self-designed degree in Sexuality Studies. When she's not blogging, you'll find her teaching Health and Wellness and A Cappella to high school students, helping women find properly fitting bras, and working as an editor on a documentary. She hopes to continue her education one day with a PhD in Feminist Anthropology.