Today, a group of people who share the same tenacity to revive the national struggle to ensure the rights of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transsexuals, intersexuals, queer and people with other non-heteronormative sexualities and genders in Cuba, have launched our #AccionLGBTIQba agenda.
The Alfredo Lopez Libertarian Workshop, one of the autonomous collectives that make up the Observatorio Critico network in Cuba, along with the Cristo Salvador Gallery, has just announced that the first Primavera Libertaria (“Libertarian Spring”) will be held in Havana from May 11 to June 7 this year.
Even though Cuba’s National Environmental Strategy Report identifies the “water shortage” as one of the island’s five main problems, the Cuban government aims to export bottled water to other countries in the Caribbean.
More and more closets are being torn open across the island, to the ultimate benefit of Cuban culture. This past Saturday (June 20) saw the inauguration of an art exhibition showing a collection of homoerotic drawings by renowned Cuban painter Servando Cabrera Moreno (1923-1981).
Is homosexuality natural? Faced with the scientific precept that the success of a species depends on its ability to procreate and “propagate” its genes, it would seem that the “disability” of homosexuals that many insist on is completely irrefutable. One of the issues involved is what is “normal” and what is “natural”.
With Cuba’s National Theatre having been completely restored, the doors to its enormous Avellaneda Hall — with its three levels and 2,254 seating capacity — will re-open on Sunday, October 28, for the opening ceremony of the Havana International Ballet Festival.
I returned to Santa Clara Province after a ten year absence, yet the city remains as beautiful as when I was there for the wedding of my best friend from college. I’ve always said the best thing about that place, right in the center of the island, is its people. (24 photos)