From Persecution to Acceptance? The History of LGBT Rights in Cuba – COHA
Still, Those Faithful Cubans is one of my all-time most popular posts and people search daily for information on the issue as the above — actual search terms from the last week — illustrate. But in general…. Often, as one reader pointed out, this is a complicit arrangement — more up front and out in the open than on the side. I know men who have been married 20 years or longer and have kept the same mistress all the while. Polygamy without the papers I like to call it. And trust me, this question has forced me to examine if my own moral code — faithful to a fault — is clouding my appreciation of the issue. Let me tell you: machismo here is as far from that as a Miami Cuban sandwich is from its Havana counterpart.
It seems to me that many establishments in Havana are gay-friendly. Cuba, I reckon, would be the next gay destination. Life in Cuba is hard, so can you blame them? Find a job?
The information on this page is out of date. However, some of the content may still be useful, so we have archived the page. Fidel Castro denounced homosexuality as "a bourgeois perversion. Marquis, ; Morris, In , provisions of the Cuban Penal Code regarding homosexuality were softened.