Fidel Castro Says He’s Responsible For Persecution Of Gays
Cuba’s former leader (now that power has been transferred to his brother, Raul) Fidel Castro says gays were treated unjustly in Cuba and it’s his doing.
“They were moments of great injustice, great injustice!” Castro told journalist Carmen Lira Saade from the Mexican daily La Jornada. “If someone is responsible, it’s me.”
“We had so many and such terrible problems, problems of life or death, that we didn’t pay it enough attention,” Castro said of the way gays and lesbians were treated.
In 1979, Cuba decriminalized homosexual acts and more recently, there have been efforts to legalize same-sex unions.
Castro also says the Cuban embargo has hurt his country particularly with food and medicine, but that they’ve worked to find creative ways around Cuba’s inability to trade with the rest of the world.Click here for reuse options!
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