+ LGBT Nightlife, Havana


Proving true to the complexities of Cuba’s social and political climates, LGBT nightlife on the island is no less multifaceted.
Regular gay-oriented parties, which started to pop up a little more than five years ago, are held in state-run clubs, but, technically listed as “audio-visual projects,” are not themselves state-run.
Still, despite the ongoing political alterations, there is still a lot of fear in the LGBT community. Same-sex couples don’t typically hold hands in the streets. Even if accepted by their families, partners are typically referred to simply as “friends,” and coming out to the public remains socially tense. It can still be difficult for LGBT people to evade workplace discrimination, as well.

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