Heads to Cuba

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com February 12 2011 2:45 AM ET

A state-sponsored Cuban television channel is reportedly showing episodes from the first season of Glee.

According to Camilo Garcia, an employee in the Sexual Diversity division of the Cuban National Sexual Education Network, the show began airing last month on Cubavision under the name El Coro. He says it comes a few months after the same network started airing Six Feet Under.

Garcia writes: “...what draws our attention is how the series treats the case of Kurt, an extremely effeminate gay, who showcases the most divine of extravagant fashions and even reaches the tone of a soprano when singing. With his 'bothersome' look (to those who are the most homophobic), he proudly confronts his way of being, and challenges the world with his amply demonstrated talents and virtues, even in the harsh game of football. His father, an apparently dumb mechanic, gives us a masterclass in sensitivity and humanity in defending his son against any discriminatory attempts based on his physical appearance, his mannerisms or his sexual orientation.”

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