Latest posts by Sandra Abd'Allah-Alvarez Ramírez
"In a space like this no one has to ask to speak up, there is no schedule for debate."
"Your censorship is in the closure of concerts...It was always there, you only legalized it. Then you accuse us of politicizing art...Stop already with the repression...."
Michel Gonzalez Nuñez: “I imagine it is shocking to approve a ‘homosexual’ law in a ‘revolution’ so pumped with testosterone.”
"If only partially granting rights and liberties makes a society "revolutionary", then someone needs to explain to me what "revolutionary" means. To me, this is a contradiction."
The cancellation of Argentinian reggaeton singer Romina Bernardo by Black French activists open the door to discussions about appropriation that had so far had little space online.
"The concept of 'normal' or 'natural' is as relative as humanity itself."
"For opponents everywhere [...] everyone is so equally oppressed that racial discrimination is unworthy of special attention. These dynamics hijack the discussion and keep us from moving forward."
"What could be considered the first document of its kind in Cuba [...] includes 63 specific demands and is divided into two sections: legislative measures and policies, plans and strategies."
In the second part of our interview, journalist Lucía Asué Mbomío Rubio discusses her writings about racism in Spain.
In Spain, "it's not uncommon to hear phrases like 'I'm not racist, but,' as if that preamble were to invalidate the racist remark that usually follows."
"...it seems incredible that, at this point, our testimony is still put into question."
"Imagine what a global disgrace, Costa Rica, flirting with the Middle Ages and asking to enter the darkest corners of fundamentalism that still exist on the planet."
"...[A]lthough the country recognizes...an important set of rights (health, education, culture, employment), there are others that fall to the wayside in the current national and regional situation."
"I honestly hoped it was a technical glitch...I don't know how this 'defames the Revolution,' as the judgment issued to us says."
An article published in the state newspaper Granma has fueled a debate about the obsolescence of the Cuban Family Code.
A personal take on the rapprochement between the United States and her native land by Cuban journalist and activist Sandra Alvarez.
Mexican artist Michelle Solano composed a cumbia, "Grito de Guerra", to raise funds to support the family of the 43 missing students of Ayotzinapa.
The second kissing sit-in, or "besada" in Spanish, protested the New Cuban Labor Code, which excludes gender identity as a motive for workplace discrimination.
The second "Kiss Sit-In for Diversity and Equality" in Havana takes place this year during challenging moments for the LGBT community on the Island.
Cubans are increasingly asking for cheaper and broader access to the Internet.
In Cuba, an intrepid connection between virtuality and reality has flourished.
Against the backdrop of Cuba's complicated LGBT rights situation, the conference has been praised for its importance but also criticized for the high cost of registration.