Cuban Campaign Against Homophobia and Transphobia Underway

Havana, May 8 .- Under the slogan ”All rights for all people” the 12th Edition of the Cuban Conference against Homophobia and Transphobia began in Cuba.


The campaign, which will be aligned with the Rewrite Happiness initiative, will be led by the National Center for Sex Education (Cenesex) and will run until May 18.

This initiative has been carried out since 2008 with the purpose of contributing to the education of society as a whole, with emphasis on the family and young people, respect for the right to free and responsible sexual orientation and gender identity.

Among the objectives of the day are: to make visible, combat and overcome all forms of discrimination and violence based on gender, especially those associated with sexual orientation or gender identity.

Promote the actions and results of the country’s institutional, political and governmental work in favor of respect for the full dignity of people with non heteronormative sexualities.

Likewise, the day seeks respect and acceptance of people with HIV with emphasis on vulnerable groups.

The International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is celebrated on May 17 to commemorate the elimination of homosexuality from the list of mental illnesses by the World Health Organization in 1990.(Prensa Latina)