Raul Castro’s daughter takes pride in Cuba

Mariela Castro Espin, the daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro, has been taking part in Toronto’s WorldPride festival as both an attendee and a speaker at its human rights conference. In addition to being a member of Cuba’s parliament and an accomplished LGBT rights activist, Ms. Castro Espin is the director of the Cuban National Centre for Sex Education, which campaigns for the acceptance of Cuba’s LGBT population and their rights. In 2013, amendments were made to the Workplace Code of Cuba, which included provisions to prevent discrimination because of sexual orientation.

Sean Tepper, The Globe and Mail

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