- Created: 07 May 2011
There are many misunderstandings and lies spread about Cuba on the issue of homosexuality. Therefore it is worth noting what Fidel Castro said in his interview with the Nicaraguan Tomás Borge in 1992.
From Face to face with Fidel Castro
Tomás Borge: Many people think that there is sexual discrimination in Cuba. What are your views on homosexuality?
Fidel Castro: I don't consider homosexuality to be a phenomenon of degeneration. I've always had a more rational approach, considering it to be one of the natural aspects and tendencies of human beings which should be respected. That's how I view it... I am absolutely opposed to any form of repression, contempt, scorn or discrimination with regard to homosexuals. That's what I think.