LGBT activists are arrested in Cuba


At least three LGBT+ activists in Cuba were detained as police broke up an “unauthorised” Pride march. Activists went ahead with a planned march against homophobia in Havana on May 11th as police allegedly blocked them from moving further and detained several people. The government-run LGBT+ group CENESEX, which is fronted by Raúl Castro’s daughter Mariela Castro, had abruptly cancelled plans for the 12th annual official Conga against Homophobia and Transphobia march, blaming “new tensions in the international and regional context.” But the activists still marched despite the ban. More than 100 demonstrators took to the streets with rainbow flags for the march, according to the BBC, but came up against a vast number of police and security service officials. At least three people were arrested, if to believe local media reports 


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