May 31, 2020

A gay Cuban deputy criticizes the LGTBI body led by a daughter of Raúl Castro

A 22-year-old gay Cuban deputy criticized Cenesex, an official body led by one of Raúl Castro's daughters, this week in social networks, something unusual in a representative of the National Assembly of Popular Power (Parliament) characterized by the absence of dissent internal.

Under the title "bureaucracy or mistrust", Luis Angel Adam Roble explains in a Facebook post that the National Center for Sex Education, the body chaired by the deputy Mariela Castro and that defends the rights of the LGTBI collective, is making it difficult for the young deputy I can travel to Bogotá (Colombia) on November 20.

There he intends to participate in the VIII Regional Conference of ILGALAC (International Association of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Trans and Intersex for Latin America and the Caribbean).

The deputy claims to have a scholarship to attend this event, but to travel to Colombia requires permits from his university, the National Assembly and CENESEX, and they do not grant him the documents he needs.

"It is a little more of the same, delayed procedures, rally or I simply do not have the approval", criticizes in his social network the deputy, who was contacted by Efe by telephone but refused to offer statements.

The young man did speak previously for the independent portal ADN Cuba (based in Miami), to which he said he plans to present his resignation as a deputy, which would mark a precedent.

Adam Roble is currently the only openly gay representative in the National Assembly.

He was elected deputy in April 2018 and already traveled to Colombia in May this year to participate in an LGBTI Political Leadership Meeting of the Americas, counting on the cooperation of the Cuban authorities.

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