Stories about LGBTQ+ from February, 2015
Being gay is dangerous business in Russia, but it’s especially risky when you troll the country’s leading opponent of gay rights.
One activist group handed out the traditional envelopes, but instead of money they contained real-life stories of the challenges that gay and lesbian people face during the holiday.
An article published in the state newspaper Granma has fueled a debate about the obsolescence of the Cuban Family Code.
The article about Reynaldo Villafranca, who died of malaria, offered a human take on Cuban medical internationalism beyond the official narrative of heroism. Such honesty didn't sit well with everyone.
A couple of recent cases reveal that one of the most disturbing aspects of the region's complicated relationship with sex and gender is alive and well.
"I cannot help but feel sad. What makes us be so overcome with negative feelings when we see a minority who is different from us?"