“The majority of Texans oppose laws that allow the use of religion to hurt people simply because of who they are or whom they love."
After the Cuban government canceled the 12th Annual Conga Contra la Homofobia y la Transfobia, local activists organized a demonstration of their own.
“Why have I always fought for change?” she asked. “It’s like trying to explain the importance of breathing or the need to love.”
“The government can construct no prison worse than to betray my own conscience and my principles.”
The Chechen government still denies this is happening.
Current policies around bodily searches and hormone access, or the utter lack thereof, compound the inherent violence of police custody.
The Conga Against Homophobia and Transphobia was expected to draw hundreds to Havana in celebration of the LGBTQ+ community.