Lesbians in Cuba

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Cuba / LGBT

By Von Diaz

Originally posted on NPR’s Latino USA on December 28, 2012.

After the 1959 revolution, being gay in Cuba was considered counter-revolutionary. LGBT Cubans were jailed and harassed because of their sexual identity. Hear from two lesbians who talk about their life on the island since the Revolution.

Click here to listen to the full podcast.

The Author

Von Diaz is a New York-based journalist and multimedia producer. She focuses her reporting on Latino culture, immigration, LGBT issues, and food. Her work has been featured on Colorlines, PRI’s The World, NPR’s Latino USA, WNYC, StoryCorps, and Feet in Two Worlds. She won an Ippie Award for her multi-media story on homeless, gay immigrant youth in New York. Von holds a dual M.A. in Journalism and Latin American and Caribbean Studies from New York University, and a B.A. in Women’s Studies from Agnes Scott College. She was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico and grew up in Atlanta, GA.

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