Cuban President's Daughter Marches for Marriage Equality
BY Diane Anderson-Minshall
May 13 2012 12:09 PM ET
The daughter of Cuban president Raul Castro told crowds at Saturday's gay pride march that her father advocates for LGBT rights, and she reiterated her her belief in marriage equality, according to the Associated Press. Mariela Castro, who heads Cuba's National Center for Sex Education and has been a noted LGBT rights advocate, also praised President Obama's support of same-sex marriage but urged him to get behind federal legislation that would mandate state recognition of same-sex marriages.
The march brought out 400 LGBT activists in Havana to support the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Castro said her father has voiced support for same-sex marriage legalization and though he's been publicly quiet about it, she said, "I am not going to pressure him to say things publicly, because I am more interested in concrete results."
- Gay Artists & Artwork From Around the Globe | Artist Spotlight
- Read This Mich. Democrat's Epic Response to Antigay Group's 'Pile of Excrement'
- California Becomes First State to Ban Gay, Trans 'Panic' Defenses
- Bible-Quoting Man Shoots Couple With BB Gun Outside Minneapolis Gay Bar
- Outrage After Major Minn. Paper Sells Transphobic Coalition Full-Page Ad
- Modern Family Director Live-Tweets a Plane Passenger's Drunken Meltdown