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LGBT Pride in Cuba

by BAR staff

Photo: Rick Gerharter
Photo: Rick Gerharter  

For the 11th year, Cuba's National Center of Sexual Education spearheaded activities to celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. On May 12, several thousand participants, including a group from the San Francisco-based Rainbow World Fund, joined in Havana for a short but spirited march. Above, the Cuban flag was carried in the march. Havana activities were augmented by the free distribution of thousands of rainbow-colored items - flags, bracelets, stickers - from the Rainbows for Cuba project, initiated by gay San Francisco activist Michael Petrelis, who was also there for the march decked out in a rainbow cape.

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