Monday, May 5, 2014
The objective of the seventh Campaign against Homophobia and Transphobia, underway in Cuba until May 24, is to promote and defend the right to free and responsible sexual orientation and gender identity.
The current program of the campaign, which began on Monday, will be carried out in Havana and in western Granma province. There will be educational, recreational, cultural and sport actions and also of training with a wide social approach.
Castro Espin, a psychologist and teacher, said that May 17, International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, will be marked in Cuba in Buey Arriba, Bayamo and that the new Labour Code in Cuba expressly guarantees that there shall be no labour discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Gloria Careaga, of Mexico, general co-secretary of the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA), underlined that Cuba is among the countries defending and protecting sexual diversity and struggling to eliminate homophobic culture and sex discrimination.