miércoles, 10 de junio de 2015

Independent Groups to Hold Gay Pride Walk

Independent Groups to Hold Gay Pride Walk
14YMEDIO, Havana | Junio 09, 2015

This coming June 28 Havana's centrally located Prado will again be the
scene of the Gay Pride Walk organized each year by the independent LGTBI
community. The call has been launched by several independent groups,
among them the projects Puertas Abiertas (Open Doors), Shui Tuix, the
Foundation for LGBTI rights, Divina Esperanza (Divine Hope), and
Arcoíris Libre de Cuba (Free Rainbow of Cuba), according to information
provided to 14ymedio by Navid Fernandez Cabrera, one of the organizers

It is expected that the participants will gather starting at ten in the
morning in front of Havana's Capitol building, and advance along the
Prado toward the sea. There, waiting for them, will be some puppeteers
to present a show with "muppets." All along this pedestrian avenue there
will be a free distribution of condoms and informational handouts to
facilitate an exchange with the people passing through the busy place,
explained Fernandez Cabrera.

The members of the Latin American Rural Women's Front (Flamur) will
support the activity with messages concerning No Violence Against Women.
At the end of the parade where the Prado and the Malecón meet, a
statement will be read in the presence of various projects and
accompanying representatives of the LGBTI communities of Pinar del Rio,
Matanzas and Santiago de Cuba.

The first of these events occurred in 2011 and since then the walk has
been scheduled to mark International Gay Pride Day or on a weekend day
close to that date. The National Center for Sex Education (Cenesex)
headed by Mariela Castro has chosen, for its part, 17 May as the
established Cuban Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

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