Days against Homophobia, Right of the Cuban LGBT Community

Havana, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban community of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transsexuals (LGBT) is currently celebrating the 11th edition of the Conference Against Homophobia and Transphobia, an example of the right of these people to freely express themselves.

The event, organized by the National Center for Sex Education (Cenesex), promotes respect for free and responsible sexual orientation and gender identity, as an exercise of justice and social equity.

Under the slogan ‘For schools without homophobia or transphobia, I include myself’, this year’s campaign is aimed at educational centers ‘where you have to achieve a comprehensive education on sexuality,’ the institution’s director, Mariela Castro said at a press conference.

Schools, as the most important cultural centers of the community, should be places of love and inclusion, where ethical principles and references for life are built and reinforced, said Castro.

This means preventing and confronting any manifestation of discrimination in them, so it is necessary that teachers have tools to identify situations of harassment, as well as clarity and scientific culture to address these realities, she said.

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