Patricia Nell Warren

Raul Castro's Daughter Speaks Out About LGBT Rights

Filed By Patricia Nell Warren | April 26, 2012 10:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Living, The Movement
Tags: Brian Kahn, Cuba, Home Ground Radio, LGBT rights in Cuba, Mariela Castro, Raul Castro

In a must-listen radio interview with Brian Kahn of Home Ground Radio, Mariela Castro Espin talks cuban-flag.jpgmovingly about Cuba's recent efforts to bring about economic improvements and social change for its people. The daughter of Cuban president Raul Castro is in charge of Cuba's National Center for Sex Education. Among other things, Mariela has been fighting for acceptance of same-sex relationships in her country, whose communist government formerly persecuted LGBT people so fiercely during the Fidel Castro period.

Mariela tells Kahn that, while this subject is still controversial, she finds a growing open-mindedness - not only at government levels but also among Cuba's citizenry.

This eye-opening interview can be heard at Huffington Post, who picked it up.

Kahn, an award winning radio figure and masterful interviewer, is a native of Montana, where he hosts Home Ground Radio. I was interviewed by Brian last year while book-touring for My West in Montana.

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