Cuba’s emerging LGBT nightlife comes into focus


Cuba’s LGBT emerging …. Yes!!!

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Johnny Simon and Rebecca Sanchez study Cuba’s emerging LGBT groups, their history and trajectory:

Proving true to the complexities of Cuba’s social and political climates, LGBT nightlife on the island is no less multifaceted.

Regular gay-oriented parties, which started to pop up a little more than five years ago, are held in state-run clubs, but, technically listed as “audio-visual projects,” are not themselves state-run.

Still, despite the ongoing political alterations, there is still a lot of fear in the LGBT community. Same-sex couples don’t typically hold hands in the streets. Even if accepted by their families, partners are typically referred to simply as “friends,” and coming out to the public remains socially tense. It can still be difficult for LGBT people to evade workplace discrimination, as well.

But this isn’t the first time the island’s political landscape has shifted.

Pre-revolution Cuba had several gay-friendly bars but very strict laws criminalizing…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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