Luis Miguel del Bahia

The Girl, her Girlfriend and the Wish to Leave Cuba

Some years ago, “M” started going out with a girl and all eyes in the neighborhood turned towards her. “X”., her partner, has been living in a very small house with four relatives, where she is forced to sleep in the living room, since she was five. M and X tell me they have been together for three years and love each other very much. M has a house with several bedrooms and lives only with her mother. The three lived together for a while until the mother-in-law remembered her social function and everything went downhill from there. Some measure of homophobia must have had a say in that.

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