CENESEX promoting LGBT rights in Cuba

Lilian Macer (left) at CENESEX, Cuba

CENESEX, the National Centre for Sex Education (Spanish: Centro Nacional de Educación Sexual) is a government-funded body in Cuba,  best known for advocating tolerance of LGBT issues on the island.

CENESEX stresses acceptance of sexual diversity and has attracted international attention in recent years for its campaigns for the rights of transgender persons, including the recognition of an individual’s gender identity, regardless of birth sex, and provision of state-funded sexual reassignment surgery.

The head of the centre is Mariela Castro, daughter of Cuban leader Raúl Castro (brother of former leader Fidel Castro).

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