Stage 4

Transformistas Masculinos

Cuba’s relationship with LGBT communities has historically been rocky, but in the last ten years, things have been on the turn. In large part, this is because of CENESEX, the sexual health and education organization run by Mariela Castro, President Raul’s daughter. She has strongly promoted LGBT rights in Cuba, including making gender affirmation surgery available for free and fighting against homophobia: http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2017/10/30/transformistas-masculinos/