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vk.comMartsinkevich in Havana Cuba, December 2013.

Leader of Russian anti-gay extremists who target LGBT youth arrested in Cuba

Saturday, January 18, 2014
HAVANA, Cuba -- Cuban law enforcement officials on Friday arrested and detained the leader of a Russian anti-gay extremist group, according to a source in the Russian Federal Security Services, the Investigation Committee of the Russian Federation. [ Read more → ]
vk.comMartsinkevich in Havana Cuba, December 2013.

Leader of anti-gay Russian extremist group flees to Cuba

Friday, January 10, 2014
HAVANA -- The founder of the anti-gay Russian extremist group “Occupy Pedophilia” has fled Ukraine, where he was hiding to avoid arrest by Russian authorities for a series of criminal homophobic assaults against LGBTQ people, and is now believed by Russian law enforcement to be hiding in Cuba. [ Read more → ]
Reinaldo Arenas

LGBT History Month profile: Cuban author, poet Reinaldo Arenas

Friday, October 4, 2013
Reinaldo Arenas was a Cuban poet, novelist and essayist whose work focused on political and social injustices. He was born into poverty in the Cuban countryside. He wrote his first poems by carving words into tree trunks. [ Read more → ]
Andy Newman, Florida Keys News Bureau/APDiana Nyad emerges from the Atlantic Ocean after completing a 111-mile swim from Cuba to Key West, Fla.

Diana Nyad becomes first to complete Cuba-Florida trip without shark cage

Monday, September 2, 2013
KEY WEST, Fla. — With her lips and tongue swollen, U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad edged closer to Florida on Monday in her attempt to become the first person to swim the treacherous waters from Cuba to Key West without a shark cage. [ Read more → ]

Cuba’s lawmakers may legalize same-sex civil unions this year

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
HAVANA, Cuba -- Cuba’s first daughter, Mariela Castro-Espín, on Sunday said the country’s lawmakers will consider legalizing same-sex civil unions this year. [ Read more → ]

Gay man, transgender woman marry in first LGBT wedding in Cuba

Sunday, August 14, 2011
On a sweltering, rainy afternoon in Havana, Ignacio Estrada, an HIV positive gay man, and Wendy Triepa, a transgendered woman, on Saturday became the first gay couple to be legally married in Cuba. [ Read more → ]

Castro accepts responsibility for Cuba’s persecution of gays

Tuesday, September 7, 2010
In an interview last week with Mexican newspaper La Jornada, Fidel Castro accepted responsibility for Cuba’s persecution of gays and lesbians decades ago. [ Read more → ]
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