Cuban trade unionists support LBGTQ rights

Mariela Castro Espín, second from right, on banner in Havana, May 9.Photo: Bill Hackwell

Mariela Castro Espín, second from right, on banner in Havana, May 9.
Photo: Bill Hackwell

From an article in the May 7 issue of Granma

The Cuban Workers Center (CTC) reaffirmed on May 6 its support for LGBTQ rights in the workplace and against discrimination for sexual orientation and gender identity during a congress covering these themes.

Before union leaders of all the national unions in Cuba and from 17 countries in Latin America, the secretary general of the CTC, Ulises Guilarte de Nacimiento, said that in the workplaces they have to expand the relations of cooperation and integration “in defense of the legitimate rights of workers to assure that the workplaces are without discrimination.”

Mariela Castro Espín, director of the National Center for Sex Education (Cenesex), said, “We are proud that in this struggle we can count on the support of the union movement.”

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