HAVANA TIMES – Cuban sexologist and National Assembly member Mariela Castro was questioned on Saturday during the awards dinner of the organization Equality Forum in Philadelphia, because of “political repression” on the island, reported Café Fuerte.
“I applaud Mariela Castro for her work to expand the civil rights of the LGBT community, but differ profoundly from her if she supports the political repression of her father and uncle,” said former US Rep. Barney Frank to those present in the evening.
Frank, who received the forum’s International Role Model Award, described Fidel and Raul Castro “among the great traitors of liberalism and human rights,” reported the Philadelphia Inquirer.
“We have to change the world together,” said the daughter of the current Cuban president to a question about US-Cuba relations.
Mariela was awarded the International Ally for LGBT Equality Award from the Equality Forum.