After Marriage Equality, Cuba’s LGBTQ Activists Still Have Work to Do

After Marriage Equality, Cuba’s LGBTQ Activists Still Have Work to Do
Mariela Castro Espin, director of Cuba’s National Center for Sexual Education and the daughter of Raul Castro, waves a flag during the country’s annual “Conga Against Transphobia and Homophobia” in Havana, Cuba, May 12, 2018 (AP photo by Desmond Boylan).

This fall, same-sex couples in Cuba won a significant victory, culminating an uphill struggle decades in the making: A referendum on a new Families Code expanded their legal recognition, granting them equal access to marriage, adoption and surrogacy. Despite the referendum victory, though, Cuban families still need more from the state.

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